Lady Liberty: Candlewick Biographies: A Biography (Paperback)
“Tributes to the Statue of Liberty abound, but this one stands out for its unusual approach and powerful illustrations.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later Édouard Laboulaye’s 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 Rappaport’s poetic vignettes and Matt Tavares’s magnificent images remind us of the origins of a national symbol—and show that it took a lot of people to make the Lady.
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A beautiful, innovative volume.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Heartfelt…adds up to a stirring reminder of what Lady Liberty stands for.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Large in scale and monumental in effect.
—Booklist (starred review)
Poignant and captivating portrait.
—The Horn Book (starred review)
Striking illustrations…monumental subject matter.
—Washington Post Book World
A reverent and passionate portrait.
—San Francisco Chronicle