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Liberty! by Allan Drummond
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Liberty!

by Allan Drummond

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Liberty is a good book to read when you introduce immigration. I think children will enjoy this book because they can imagine being part of that time. The grade level for this book is 3-5. ( )
  alexisjm01 | May 3, 2017 |
What a great description of setting. I really was compelled to read this aloud. I've read books about the construction of the Statue of Liberty before, but this one really captured the essence of excitement that surrounded the erection of this great monument. Told in fragmented sentences it really brings the pandemonium of the scene to life and the illustraions are just right for this sort of book. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
This picture book recounts the events on October 28, 1886 when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled for all to see. It includes the fictional story of young boy supposed to give the signal to Bartholdi to undrape the French flag from the statue’s face. The story also mentions female protesters who did not have freedom and were rallying for the right to vote. ( )
  kris0812 | Jul 11, 2012 |
It is an informational and picture book. The book is all about how the Statue of Liberty arrived, created and ended up in America. About the individuals that directed everything and made it the big deal that it is. Its a story from a little boys point of view.
  occovey | May 4, 2010 |
I would recommend thisbook for second grade, but you may have to keep them focused. The storyline is a little tedious.The illustrations will help the children understand the story better. I would relate this book to a history lesson as well.
  darleneua | Apr 7, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374443971, Paperback)

A symbol of freedom – the Statue of Liberty

Here is the story of the exciting day in 1886 when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled to the world. A small boy stands at the foot of the statue, ready to relay a signal to its creator way up in Liberty’s crown, telling him it is time. As anticipation builds, the boy describes the bustling scene in the harbor and on the island – all of New York waiting, including two hundred women suffragists and the President of the United States. In detailed vignettes we see the construction of the statue in France, its voyage to America, and its installation in New York Harbor.

Through rhythmic, evocative prose and energetic pen-and-wash illustrations, we are made to feel the excitement of those gathered to see Liberty’s face for the first time, and to remember all that she represents.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:50 -0400)

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Describes the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty and its importance as a symbol of freedom.

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