Lady Liberty

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Lady Liberty
Written by Doreen Rappaport
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ISBN-10: 0763653012
ISBN-13: 9780763653019
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Lady Liberty
A Biography

author: Doreen Rappaport
illustrator: Matt Tavares

It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later Édouard Laboulaye’s dream catches fire. Sculptor Auguste Bartholdi gives the dream the form of a lady, holding a torch to "enlighten the world." Engineers, plasterers, carpenters, and coppersmiths work together to turn the lady into a monument more than 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 poetic vignettes and Matt Tavares’s magnificent images remind us of the origins of a national symbol - and show that it took a lot of people to make the Lady.
Back matter includes statue dimensions, a time line, an author note, an illustrator note, sources, and suggestions for further reading.

"Tributes to the Statue of Liberty abound, but this stands out for its unusual approach and powerful illustrations."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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0763653012 / 9780763653019
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Biography & Autobiography; History; Science & Nature;
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