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"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.
Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color? The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Giulio Maestro is the illustrator of over 100 children’s books. He has also written his own books of word play and has co-authored two I Can Read Books with his son, Marco: What Do You Hear When Cows Sing, and Other Silly Riddles and Geese Find the Missing Piece: School Time Riddle Rhymes. The Maestros live in Old Lyme, CT.
"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