Synopses & Reviews
The Statue of Liberty has welcomed millions of immigrants to America since 1886. But her story really began 15 years earlier, when the French sculptor Frederic Bartholdi visited New York to plan the statue he would later present to the American people as a gift from France. "Outstanding. The exceptional drawings are visually delightful. A striking book".--"School Library Journal", starred review. Full-color illustrations.
"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.
About the Author
Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow?
and Why Do Leaves Change Color?
The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Giulio Maestro is the illustrator of over 100 childrens books. He has also written his own books of word play and has co-authored two I Can Read Books with his son, Marco: What Do You Hear When Cows Sing, and Other Silly Riddles and Geese Find the Missing Piece: School Time Riddle Rhymes. The Maestros live in Old Lyme, CT.