Synopses & Reviews
Tony thinks it's dumb to go all the way to Liberty Island for a birthday picnic. But that's before he understands what the Statue of Liberty means to Grandma.
"Poignant . . . Bunting's patriotic story . . . never grows soppy."--Publishers Weekly
"Bunting warmly captures the lasting emotional impact that the first sighting of the statue can have on hopeful new arrivals . . . Excellent."--School Library Journal
Tony's family visits the Statue of Liberty every year to celebrate his grandparents' arrival in the United States and the statue's birthday.
A powerful tribute to the true meaning of liberty
A Picnic In October (PB)
About the Author
first glimpsed the Statue of Liberty when she sailed into New York Harbor as an immigrant from Ireland. She is the author of many books, including the three titles in the Little Badger series and the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night
, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.
NANCY CARPENTER has illustrated numerous books for children, including Twinnies, also written by Eve Bunting. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.