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Statue of Liberty


Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty (full name: Liberty Enlightening the World - or in French: La liberté éclairant le monde) is a large statue that stands on Liberty island at the mouth of the Hudson in New York. The Statue was given from France to the United States in 1885, and dedicated on October 28th 1886. The statue itself is 151 feet (46 meters) tall, and stands on a foundation which is a further 154 feet (47 meters) tall.

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My Little Golden Book About the Statue of Liberty

By Jen Arena

Golden Books
Released: 2018-05-08
Hardcover (24 pages)

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Now the littlest readers can learn about how the Statue of Liberty came to beand what it means to people all over the world.

In this engaging book, preschoolers will learn the fascinating story behind the creation of the Statue of Liberty. Simple words and bright artwork bring to life the story of the peoplea professor, a sculptor, a poet, a newspapermanwho helped establish this famous landmark. Little ones will learn that the torch was created first, in time for America's 100th birthday, and displayed in a park. And they'll gain a clear understanding of what the Statue of Liberty has always meant to people around the world. Fun facts, such as how schoolchildren gave their pennies to help pay for the base of the statue, complete this charming nonfiction Little Golden Book.

The Statue of Liberty: The Monumental Dream

By Robert Belot

Rizzoli Electa
Released: 2019-05-01
Hardcover (208 pages)

The Statue of Liberty: The Monumental Dream
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Timed to publish with the opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum, this is Lady Liberty's untold story of her building, restoration, and iconic place in the world as brought to life through the fascinating lens of archival images, ephemera from the museum's collection, and today's most compelling photography--restored and resplendent against the New York City skyline.

Following Rizzoli's acclaimed series with the September 11 Memorial and Museum--The Stories They Tell and No Day Shall Erase You--we now are partnering with the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation to publish this official book on the Statue of Liberty. The material from the book will be drawn from the collections and archives that will be on display in the brand new Statue of Liberty Museum--opening in May 2019

The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. It is a symbol of freedom that draws more than four million visitors annually from around the world. Officially named "Liberty Enlightening the World," the statue was a joint effort between America and France to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The book follows the story as told in the new Museum--from its conception and creation to its restoration in 1986 to Lady Liberty's place as a shining icon to the world.

The Statue of Liberty: 51 Fascinating Facts For Kids

By Leanne Walters

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (30 pages)

The Statue of Liberty: 51 Fascinating Facts For Kids
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The Statue of Liberty is one of America's most famous and recognizable landmarks and is one of the first sights many people see when entering the United States by ship.The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France following the end of the American Civil War and was built to celebrate freedom and the friendship between France and America.Leanne Walters brings you 51 fascinating facts to tell the story of the Statue of Liberty, from the original idea in France to its assembly on an island in New York Harbor.Chapters: The Idea | Bartholdi in America | Bartholdi's Design | Raising Money | Construction Begins | The Pedestal | The Statue Arrives | Assorted Statue of Liberty Facts| Going through a long book can be daunting for a youngster, but Walters presents the story of the Statue of Liberty in 51 easy to understand sections.We hope that that you will be fascinated by the Statue of Liberty facts in our book and that you will be motivated to find out even more about this remarkable monument to freedom and liberty.

The Statue of Liberty (Images of America)

By Barry Moreno

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2004-11-10
Paperback (128 pages)

The Statue of Liberty (Images of America)
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The Statue of Liberty is an awesome visual journey that begins with the fantastic proposal of a French professor to give the United States a monument to commemorate the Revolutionary War alliance between the thirteen colonies and France. It documents the gift’s taking symbolic form of the ancient goddess of liberty and its designation as the tallest metal statue in the world. Highlights include Liberty’s construction history, her changing symbolism over the years, and her use in popular advertising and political activism. Her upraised arm has saluted scores of ships as they have passed by. Her dignity has welcomed Americans returning home from foreign parts and has given hope to newcomers seeking a fresh beginning in the land of liberty.

The Statue of Liberty (A True Book: American History)

By Elaine Landau

Landau, Elaine
Released: 2008-03-01
Paperback (48 pages)

The Statue of Liberty (A True Book: American History)
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Explore the history of the Statue of Liberty, discusses where the statue came from, who designed it, and its significance in American culture and history.

A True Book: American History series allows readers to experience the earliest moments in American history and to discover how these moments helped shape the country that it is today. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

Her Right Foot (American History Books for Kids, American History for Kids)

By Dave Eggers

Chronicle Books
Released: 2017-09-19
Hardcover (104 pages)

Her Right Foot (American History Books for Kids, American History for Kids)
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"A friendly reminder of how America can be at its best." – Entertainment Weekly

If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty.

Have you seen her?

She's in New York.
She's holding a torch.
And she's in mid-stride, moving forward.
But why?

In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction for kids, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country's creation.

An ideal patriotic gift for kids, this book as received accolades from a number of reputable publications:

A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of the Year
A 2018 Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book
A Junior Library Guild selection

Seven Starred Reviews

"In a time when immigration is a hot-button issue, it's good to be reminded that Lady Liberty continues to lift her lamp beside the golden door."Booklist, starred review

"Thought-provoking."Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"A timely immigrant's tale."Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Crucial."Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Heartfelt throughout and indisputable timely."Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Unique and important."School Library Journal, starred review

"Vital."School Library Connection, starred review

"As enlightening as it is charming."The New York Times

"Witty, moving."The Wall Street Journal

The Story of the Statue of Liberty (Rise and Shine) (American Story)

By Betsy Maestro

Turtleback
Released: 1989-05-26
Paperback (48 pages)

The Story of the Statue of Liberty (Rise and Shine) (American Story)
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"Written for the youngest audience...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."--Horn Book.

Why Is the Statue of Liberty Green? (Cloverleaf Books TM _ Our American Symbols)

By Martha E. H. Rustad

Millbrook Press TM
Released: 2014-08-01
Paperback (24 pages)

Why Is the Statue of Liberty Green? (Cloverleaf Books TM _ Our American Symbols)
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Do you know that the Statue of Liberty hasn't always looked green? Or that the first torch had to be replaced? Lady Liberty has been an important US symbol for more than one hundred years. Join Mrs. Bolt's class as they visit the statue and learn where the statue came from, how she was built, and what American ideas she represents.

What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?)

By Joan Holub

Grosset Dunlap
Released: 2014-05-29
Paperback (112 pages)

What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?)
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In 1876, France decided to give the United States a very big and very special present--the Statue of Liberty. The gift was to commemorate the 100th birthday of the United States, and just packing it was no small feat--350 pieces in 214 crates shipped across the ocean. The story of how the 111-foot-tall lady took her place in the New York Harbor will fascinate young readers.


 
 
 

 
 
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