Lady Liberty (Candlewick Biographies)
Non-rhyming verse shares the story and views of several who were involved in the making and viewing of the Statue of Liberty. Includes resource pages with statue dimensions, timeline, index, and author's/illustrator's notes.
It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later douard Laboulayes dream catches fire. Sculptor Auguste Bartholdi gives the dream the form of a lady, holding a torch to enlighten the world. Engineers, plasterers, carpenters, and coppersmiths work together to turn the lady into a monument more than 100 feet tall. Doreen Rappaports poetic vignettes and Matt Tavaress magnificent images remind us of the origins of a national symboland show that it took a lot of people to make the Lady.
These are not run-of-the-mill biographies! One features Walter Anderson, whose watercolors were mostly discovered posthumously, and is described as perhaps the "most famous artist you've never heard of." And then there's the unique "biography" of the Statue of Liberty! Each one of these books has won awards including A Parent's Choice Gold Winner and an Orbis Picture Award. 6"x9" 42 pp, sc. ~ Ruth