Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Lady Liberty: A Biography Hardcover – May 13, 2008
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From School Library Journal
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is an must have for all library and school collections, never have I come across a better description of how the Statue of Liberty was created and the emotions it evoked in the many different people connected with her. I loved reading each page and savored the lovely illustrations. Though the size of a picture book and about the same length in pages, I think I involved myself for close to an hour while reviewing it. I really believe kids will love to read this book, especially if they've seen the Lady up close, and adults will enjoy it in the same way I have, savoring the facts and the illustrations alike. A lot of other bloggers have posted about this title, all positively as far as I can tell, and I'm certainly in agreement with them. Definitely a must-have!
The author and illustrator do an excellent job in communicating both the visible and the less visible work involved in building the Statue of Liberty. Much credit goes to the efforts by poet Emma Lazarus to write the inspiring sonnet that was engraved on a plaque on the statue's base: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses..." Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World, also played a crucial role in raising money to finance the construction of the pedestal in the face of opposition from government and business leaders. Intertwined with the interesting historical narratives are valuable economics lessons about human resources, jobs, immigration, and altruism. The stunning artwork and informative text work well together to make reading this book a truly rewarding experience.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think this book is wonderful for kids. I bought this as a gift but haven't given it as of yet. I know he will love it because he's thirst for knowledge is huge.Published 24 months ago by Debbie
Excellent resource for young readers! We ordered it for a book report for my 12 year old, and we will keep it for our other kids to enjoy.Published on April 2, 2014 by RDZ
I must have overlooked the fact that it was for young readers, as I was expecting it to be much more comprehensive and in depth. My error. For kids, a great bookPublished on March 25, 2014 by Doodles
Through lush illustrations and poems that are both informational and touching, the story of Lady Liberty unfolds. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Fred Follis
There is something so satisfying about these illustrations, the artists and sculptors at work in their shops, the scaffolding being erected, the construction workers on the site,... Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by M. Heiss
Rappaport, Doreen. 2008. Lady Liberty A Biography. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press. ISBN 978-0-7636-2539-6. Read morePublished on March 23, 2011 by Librarian Laura
This Liberty book is illustrated by the same artist as the King and Lincoln books, and again, an awesome job!
It's the history of the Statue of Liberty and a wonderful book.
Begun as Edouard De Laboulaye's romantic vision to celebrate one hundred years of independence, designed and constructed by Auguste Bartholdi, given in friendship by the people of... Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by Teach Immigration