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Lady Liberty

By Doreen Rappaport
Illustrated by Matt Tavares

“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.

  • A picture book biography reformatted as a 6 x 9 paperback and included in a range of "Candlewick Biographies," targeting the educational market.
  • Subjects are a refreshing alternative to "the usual suspects."

About the author

Doreen Rappaport is the author of numerous award-winning non-fiction books for young readers, including No More! Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance, Free at Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation, Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement, and Beyond Courage. She lives in upstate New York.

About the illustrator

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Zachary’s Ball, Oliver’s Game, Mudball, Henry Aaron’s Dream, and There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived. He is also the illustrator of The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, among other picture books. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

ISBN: 9780763671150
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $9.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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