The Story of the Statue of Liberty

by Betsy Maestro

On Sale: 05/26/1989

The Story of the Statue of Liberty

by Betsy Maestro

illustrated by Giulio Maestro

On Sale: 05/26/1989

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About the Book

"An outstanding picture book on the Status of Liberty. The exceptional drawings are visually delightful. A striking book." (School Library Journal starred review)

Here is a fascinating and comprehensive history of this beloved American landmark, from the first sketch to the final unveiling celebration.

Since she was erected in New York Harbor in 1886, the Statue of Liberty has welcomed millions of immigrants to the New World, a beautiful symbol of hope and freedom. But the story really begins 15 years earlier, when the French sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi visited New York to plan the statue he would later present to the American people as a gift from France.

This beautiful nonfiction picture book from the Maestros is perfect for sharing at home and in the elementary school classroom. Fitting for units on immigration, national parks, and American history. And perfect for sharing with any kids planning a visit to Ellis Island and/or the Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York harbor.

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Critical Praise

"At last, an outstanding picture book on the Statue of Liberty. The exceptional drawings are visually delightful. A striking book." - School Library Journal (starred review)

"The Maestros have once again produced a winner." - Publishers Weekly

"The text is very simple yet manages to convey all the major events in Liberty's creation. The full-color watercolors show amazing detail and are extremely rich." - The Horn Book

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688087463
  • ISBN 10: 0688087469
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 05/26/1989
  • Pages: 48
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 6 to 10
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / Sculpture
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration

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