Lady Liberty: A Biography
Lady Liberty: A Biography

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Annotation: A portrait of the Statue of Liberty, told through the eyes of those who helped created her.
Catalog Number: #24899
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Illustrator: Tavares, Matt,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-7636-5301-2 Perma-Bound: 0-605-18426-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-7636-5301-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-18426-8
Dewey: 974.7
LCCN: 2007040723
Dimensions: 31 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Starred Review ALA Booklist (Tue Apr 01 00:00:00 CDT 2008)
School Library Journal Starred Review (Thu May 01 00:00:00 CDT 2008)
ALA Booklist (Tue Apr 01 00:00:00 CDT 2008)
Horn Book
Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Word Count: 3,011
Reading Level: 4.8
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.8 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 122967 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.6 / points:3.0 / quiz:Q44865
Lexile: AD760L
Guided Reading Level: T
Fountas & Pinnell: T

A powerfully moving, authentic portrait of the Statue of Liberty, told through the eyes of those who created her and illustrated in glorious detail.

"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.
Back matter includes statue dimensions, a time line, an author note, an illustrator note, sources, and suggestions for further reading.


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