Lady Liberty

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Lady Liberty
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763671142
ISBN-13: 9780763671143
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Lady Liberty
A Biography

author: Doreen Rappaport
illustrator: Matt Tavares

series name:
Candlewick Biographies

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. 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.

“Tributes to the Statue of Liberty abound, but this one stands out for its unusual approach and powerful illustrations.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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0763671142 /  9780763671143
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Biography & Autobiography; History; Science & Nature; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Doreen Rappaport is the author of numerous award-winning non-fiction books for young readers, including No More! Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance, Free at Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation, Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement, and Beyond Courage. She lives in upstate New York.
illustrator’s comments:
Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Zachary’s Ball, Oliver’s Game, Mudball, Henry Aaron’s Dream, and There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived. He is also the illustrator of The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, among other picture books. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
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