Publisher: Candlewick (May 13, 2008)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 7.4 MB
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A powerfully relocating, actual portrait of the Statue of Liberty, instructed during the eyes of these who created her and illustrated in wonderful detail."Soon the USA may be 100 years outdated. I proportion my dream of a birthday gift."It starts off in 1865 as a romantic proposal, yet ten years later Édouard Laboulaye’s dream catches fireplace and takes form. Sculptor Auguste Bartholdi provides the dream the shape of a girl, retaining a torch to "enlighten the world." Engineers, plasterers, carpenters, coppersmiths — lots of them immigrants — interact to show the woman right into a monument over a hundred toes tall. Joseph Pulitzer calls on readers to assist fund a pedestal, and hundreds of thousands ship in nickels, dimes, or even roosters for the reason. Doreen Rappaport’s traditionally exact, poetic vignettes and Matt Tavares’s fabulous pictures remind us of the real origins of a countrywide image — and exhibit that it took lots of people to make the girl.