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Lady Liberty: A Biography
Lady Liberty: A Biography
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 0763625302
ISBN-13: 9780763625306
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Lady Liberty: A Biography

author: Doreen Rappaport
illustrator: Matt Tavares

"Soon America will be one hundred years old. I share my dream of a birthday gift."

It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later Édouard Laboulaye’s dream catches fire and takes shape. Sculptor Auguste Bartholdi gives the dream the form of a lady, holding a torch to "enlighten the world." Engineers, plasterers, carpenters, coppersmiths -- many of them immigrants -- work together to turn the lady into a monument over 100 feet tall. Joseph Pulitzer calls on readers to help fund a pedestal, and hundreds send in nickels, dimes, and even roosters for the cause. Doreen Rappaport’s historically accurate, poetic vignettes and Matt Tavares’s magnificent images remind us of the true origins of a national symbol -- and show that it took a lot of people to make the Lady.

A powerfully moving, authentic portrait of the Statue of Liberty, told through the eyes of those who created her and illustrated in glorious detail.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$19.99 / $23.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763625302 / 9780763625306
on sale date:
05/2008
type/format:
Nonfiction-picture / Hard Cover
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Cooperation; Historical Fiction;
author’s comments:
Doreen Rappaport has written many books for young readers, including an acclaimed trilogy about the African-American experience: NO MORE!, FREE AT LAST!, and NOBODY GONNA TURN ME 'ROUND, all illustrated by Shane W. Evans. She is also the author of MARTIN'S BIG WORDS: THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., illustrated by Bryan Collier. She lives in Copake Falls, New York.
illustrator’s comments:
Matt Tavares is the illustrator of IRON HANS: A GRIMMS' FAIRY TALE, retold by Stephen Mitchell; JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, retold by E. Nesbit; and 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. He has also written and illustrated three books inspired by baseball: MUDBALL, OLIVER'S GAME, and ZACHARY'S BALL. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
 
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