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The Story of the Statue of Liberty

Author: Betsy Maestro

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688087469

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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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.

The Statue of Liberty

The History and Legacy of Americas Most Famous Statue

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542465168


Page: 62

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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the construction by newspapers and men who worked on the Statue of Liberty *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "[A] masterpiece of the human spirit [that] endures as a highly potent symbol-inspiring contemplation, debate and protest-of ideals such as liberty, peace, human rights, abolition of slavery, democracy and opportunity." - The UNESCO "Statement of Significance" describing the Statue of Liberty Among America's countless monuments and landmarks, none embody the principles of the nation quite like Lady Liberty, the colossal statue that stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. A gift from the French that was built and transported in the late 19th century, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of the United States' guaranty of individual freedom, and its location took on added meaning as it welcomed millions of immigrants sailing across the Atlantic to nearby Ellis Island. As one incoming Greek immigrant remembered, "I saw the Statue of Liberty. And I said to myself, 'Lady, you're such a beautiful! [sic] You opened your arms and you get all the foreigners here. Give me a chance to prove that I am worth it, to do something, to be someone in America.' And always that statue was on my mind." People around the world are instantly familiar with the statue today, whether from seeing pictures or depictions of it or actually visiting it and going inside, but the story of its construction is just as fascinating. Conceived as a monument that would commemorate the crucial alliance between America and France, the statue was a massive undertaking, from fundraising to the construction of the sculpture and a pedestal. The project took several years and a precarious transport of the statue's pieces across the Atlantic to New York, where it was officially dedicated in 1886 and celebrated with a ticker tape parade. Even before that, the statue was so famous on both sides of the Atlantic that the head and torch had been displayed at various exhibits prior to the completion of the statue. Ironically, given the widespread fame of the Statue of Liberty, its history was turbulent and controversial. While those who conceived of the statue had a difficult time securing the funding, there were arguments over where the statue should go, and how everything from the pedestal to the statue itself should be built. In hindsight, it seems like a foregone conclusion that one of America's most famous monuments would be completed, but it would actually take almost 15 years for the Statue of Liberty to be designed, constructed, and completed, and the lion's share of the credit would go not to Americans but to dedicated French artists and engineers who pushed on with the work against major obstacles and heavy odds. The Statue of Liberty: The History and Legacy of America's Most Famous Statue chronicles the design and construction of Lady Liberty. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Statue of Liberty like never before, in no time at all.

Enlightening the World

The Creation of the Statue of Liberty

Author: Yasmin Sabina Khan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801448515

Category: Art

Page: 231

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A history of the Statue of Liberty that discusses the design of the sculpture, the people who created it, and the events in France and the United States that influenced them.

Emma's Poem

Author: Linda Glaser

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547768958

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...Who wrote these words? And why? In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet that was to give voice to the Statue of Liberty. Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the Statue, thanks to Emma's poem, slowly came to shape our hearts, defining us as a nation that welcomes and gives refuge to those who come to our shores. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry)

The Statue of Liberty

Author: Barry Moreno

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439659591

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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The world’s most famous sculpture, the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Enlightening the World, rises to a height of 305 feet from the base of her pedestal to the top of the golden flame of her torch. Conceived, designed, and originally built in France, she was unveiled on her new island home in 1886. The postcard trade, still in its infancy, embraced the icon, and Miss Liberty’s commanding figure soon appeared on millions of postcards. In this book, one will see the statue from many angles—profiles, long shots, close-ups, aerials, torch views, and more.

The Statue of Liberty

Author: Lucille Recht Penner

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307560147

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Over 125 years ago our beloved Statue of Liberty made its way to New York Harbor. This Step 2 non-fiction reader uses illustrations and all-new photographs to tell the story of how Lady Liberty was sculpted, transported from France, unveiled, and made into an American icon. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Statue of Liberty

A Transatlantic Story

Author: Edward Berenson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300183283

Category: History

Page: 256

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A universally recognized icon, the Statue of Liberty is perhaps the most beloved of all American symbols. Yet no one living in 1885, when the crated monument arrived in New York Harbor, could have foreseen the central place the Statue of Liberty would come to occupy in the American imagination. With the particular insights of a cultural historian and scholar of French history, Edward Berenson tells the little-known stories of the statue's improbable beginnings, transatlantic connections, and the changing meanings it has held for each successive American generation. Berenson begins with the French intellectuals who decided for their own domestic political reasons to pay monumental tribute to American liberty. Without any official backing, they designed the statue, announced the gift, and determined where it should go. The initial American response, not surprisingly, was less than enthusiastic, and the project had to overcome countless difficulties before the statue was at last unveiled to the public in New York Harbor in 1886. The trials of its inception and construction, however, are only half of the story. Berenson shows that the statue's symbolically indistinct, neoclassical form has allowed Americans to interpret its meaning in diverse ways: as representing the emancipation of the slaves, Tocqueville's idea of orderly liberty, opportunity for "huddled masses," and, in the years since 9/11, the freedom and resilience of New York City and the United States in the face of terror.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Coloring Book

Author: A. G. Smith

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486494195

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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This educational coloring book details the Statue of Liberty's rich and stirring history and the immigration into America through Ellis Island. Thirty-eight illustrations feature complete captions and are based on historical paintings, wood engravings, and photographs taken from contemporary newspapers, magazines, and other sources. Free Teacher's Manual available. Grades: 1–2. Boost: Seriously Fun Learning! Keeping children entertained and engaged is the key to learning, and the Boost series offers a wide range of fun-filled coloring and activity books that help teach a variety of basic skills. Each title is targeted to a specific grade range and carefully aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which are listed at the bottom of each page.

Lady Liberty

A Biography

Author: Doreen Rappaport

Publisher: Candlewick Biographies

ISBN: 0763671150

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 4919

Presents the story of the work that was done by so many on both sides of the ocean to create this enduring symbol of freedom and the fundraisers held by everyday people to build her the pedestal on which she would forever stand.

Liberty's Torch

The Great Adventure to Build The Statue of Liberty

Author: Elizabeth Mitchell

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802192556

Category: History

Page: 384

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The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but now Liberty's Torch reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and transported her across the ocean, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality. A young sculptor inspired by a trip to Egypt where he saw the pyramids and Sphinx, he traveled to America, carrying with him the idea of a colossal statue of a woman. There he enlisted the help of notable people of the age—including Ulysses S. Grant, Joseph Pulitzer, Victor Hugo, Gustave Eiffel, and Thomas Edison—to help his scheme. He also came up with inventive ideas to raise money, including exhibiting the torch at the Phildaelphia world's fair and charging people to climb up inside. While the French and American governments dithered, Bartholdi made the statue a reality by his own entrepreneurship, vision, and determination.

The Statue of Liberty

Author: Jill Braithwaite

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0761360522

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1304

Introduces the Statue of Liberty and explains how it was built, what it is made of, the symbolism behind it, and includes interesting facts.

How They Built the Statue of Liberty

Author: Mary J. Shapiro

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780394869575

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

View: 1641

Panoramas, cross sections, and diagrams provide a detailed portrayal of the construction of the Statue of Liberty, one of the nineteenth century's greatest engineering feats.

Sketches of the history of man

Author: Henry Home (lord Kames.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Liberty Rising

The Story of the Statue of Liberty

Author: Pegi Deitz Shea,Wade Zahares

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805072204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

View: 8927

Presents the story behind the Statue of Liberty, examining its design, the process by which it was shipped, its construction, and the purpose of the gift itself.

Lily and Miss Liberty

Author: Carla Stevens,Deborah Kogan Ray

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590449205

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 2828

A little girl makes crowns and sells them to help raise money for the pedestal needed for mounting France's gift of the Statue of Liberty to this country.

The Empire State Building

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761388877

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1518

People come from all over the world to see the Empire State Building. Just how many floors does this tall skyscraper have? And how long did it take workers to create this amazing building? Read this book to find out!

Naming Liberty

Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399242503

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9582

In parallel stories, a Ukrainian Jewish family prepares to immigrate to the United States in the late 1800s, and Frederic Auguste Bartholdi designs, raises funds for, and builds the Statue of Liberty in honor of the United States' centennial.

A Picnic in October

Author: Eve Bunting,Nancy Carpenter

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152050658

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6545

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What Is the Statue of Liberty?

Author: Janice Behrens

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780531210918

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1959

Presents information about the Statue of Liberty, including what it represents, where it is located, and where it came from.

Little Miss Liberty

Author: Chris Robertson

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1532401868

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8786

To begin with, her coloring is a little on the green side. Not to mention that she grows a few inches every day. Smart, independent, and a friend to all, when Little Miss Liberty outgrows her classmates, her clothes, her house even her city! she sets out to travel the world. And in the end she finds just the right spot to call her own. Author-artist Chris Robertson has created a humorous yet uplifting story about one of the world's most symbolic monuments. An enjoyable romp and a perfect read-aloud it will entertain even the squirmiest listener and yet in its own way remind us why Lady Liberty is both unique and important.

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