Lady Liberty

A Biography

By Rappaport, Doreen

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ISBN
978-0-76362-530-6
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2008

Gr 3-8 This handsome, thoroughly researched picture book tells the story of the statue from conception to dedication from the points of view of the many different players in Liberty's dramatic life. Beginning with the author imagining how her Latvian grandfather felt when he first spied "her," the presentation ends with several quotes from other European immigrants, describing their thoughts as "The Lady" welcomed them to America. The book's unique structure enables Rappaport to pack a wealth of backgr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2008

Rappaport's "biography" of the Statue of Liberty consists of fictional first-person accounts representing the voices of people who assisted in the design, building, financing, and transport of the Statue of Liberty from France to New York in the late nineteenth century. These include the French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, the American newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, the poet Emma Lazarus, and Florence de Foreest, a ten-year-old New Jersey girl who donated her two roosters to the fundraising efforts. The accounts, a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2008

Rappaport's "biography" consists of fictional first-person accounts representing the voices of people who assisted in the statue's design, building, financing, a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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