Statue of Liberty

by Mann, Elizabeth, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j F128.64.L6 M36 2011x
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j F128.64.L6 M36 2011x
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 917.471 Man
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 974.71 MAN 2011
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Call Number  J 974.71 MAN 2011

The true story of America's most beloved symbol -- a tale of art and idealism.

With her right hand she lifts a torch, the light of liberty. In her left hand she holds a book whose cover reads "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI," the date of the signing of the United States' Declaration of Independence. Under her left foot is a broken chain, a symbol of the end of slavery.

The Statue of Liberty pays homage to what is best about the United States, yet it originated in France. Living under the repressive rule of a self-proclaimed emperor, sculptors Édouard de Laboulaye and Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi wanted to show their countrymen that tyranny is not inevitable and that there is a place in the world where all citizens have "unalienable rights" that no government can take from them.

After two decades of planning, cajoling, fundraising, designing and building, these artists brought their dream of "Liberty" across the ocean. Now, 125 years after she was placed on her pedestal in New York Harbor, she continues to inspire people all over the world.

So does her story.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Statue of Liberty's history comes alive in this Wonders of the World series title. Following an overview of France and America's relationship, Mann introduces readers to Édouard Laboulaye, who conceived the idea in 1865 to honor the countries' friendship and America's commitment to liberty and democracy, and sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, who made Laboulaye's dream a reality. Throughout, Liberty's journey from initial sketches to fund-raising, construction, and scale challenges to the heralded 1886 New York Harbor unveiling and, ultimately, its establishment as an icon and landmark is well conveyed through descriptively detailed text, abundant period photos, and Witschonke's intricate color illustrations, which excel at showing the scale of the statue (men stepping their way into the statue's enormous foot, for instance). A time line, glossary, statue measurements, index, and selected bibliography are appended.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Mann, Elizabeth, 1948- Wonders of the world book.
Subjects Laboulaye, Édouard, -- 1811-1883 -- Juvenile literature.
Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, -- 1834-1904 -- Juvenile literature.
Laboulaye, Édouard, -- 1811-1883.
Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, -- 1834-1904.
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Monuments -- New York (State) -- New York -- Design and construction -- Juvenile literature.
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Publisher New York : Richmond Hill, Ont. :Mikaya Press ;2011
Distributed in North America by Firefly Books,
Contributors Witschonke, Alan, 1953-
Language English
Notes "Liberty, enlightening the world."
Maps on lining papers.
Description 47 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781931414432 (hbk.) :
1931414432 (hbk.)
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