Looking at Liberty by Harvey Stevenson

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Who is she?

Where did she come from?

How was she made?

1869 -- from the drawing board of the French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, a vision comes to life in the form of a grand monument honoring the friendship between France and America and the principle of liberty that binds them together.

This is a story of the determination and energy of the many who believed in this vision and collaborated to build what became an inspiration to millions. From the earliest sketches to her glorious stand as a universal symbol of freedom, follow the statue's journey from the dusty ateliers of Paris, across the Atlantic, to her celebrated arrival in New York.

Through poignant verse and dramatic paintings, Harvey Stevenson tells the timeless tale behind America's most celebrated symbol of democracy -- the Statue of Liberty.

 

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Before turning to children's books, Harvey Stevenson spent twelve years as an advertising art director in New York and in Paris. He has illustrated several picture books for Clarion, including BIG, SCARY WOLF, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, which he also wrote. Mr. Stevenson lives with his family in Paris, France.
 
Published June 3, 2003 by Katherine Tegen Books. 40 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Addressing a hypothetical child looking up at the statue, heightened language enjoins readers to “[l]isten to the wind against her and you may hear the sounds of ropes pulled taut and creaking wood, and wind-filled canvas;” the occasional explication appears below in a smaller typeface, explainin...

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