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Little Miss Liberty [NOOK Book]

Overview

A story of lighthearted account of how Statue of Liberty came to New York. An enjoyable romp?and perfect read-aloud?it will entertain even the squirmiest listener and yet in its own quiet way remind us why Lady Liberty is both unique and important.
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Overview

A story of lighthearted account of how Statue of Liberty came to New York. An enjoyable romp?and perfect read-aloud?it will entertain even the squirmiest listener and yet in its own quiet way remind us why Lady Liberty is both unique and important.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Robertson enters the children's book arena with a lighthearted tribute to the Statue of Liberty on the 120th anniversary of her inauguration on the 4th of July. Little Miss Liberty-depicted in blackline cartoon and painted with her usual patina throughout-is born on a July morning in Paris. Robertson depicts her as a toddler reaching for the cookie jar, with pacifier in mouth, mimicking the real statue's pose. The heroine rapidly outpaces her peers and eventually her parents in the size department. Cheery cartoons accompany an ambling narrative that aims to humorously explain the statue's appearance (e.g., "Her parents had a hard time finding clothes that would fit her. Finally, they gave up and wrapped her in a queen-size bed sheet"). The story also sets out to describe the statue's symbolic role. When she started school, "Little Miss Liberty was a friend to all... to those who felt different or misunderstood, lonely or sad." After outgrowing her home, she journeys around the world (lit torch in hand) and finally settles in New York harbor. Most watercolor vignettes are dominated by a single hue, allowing the green Miss Liberty to be the focal point of each scene. Many of the comic nuances and symbolism may be missed by those not familiar with the statue or U.S. history. But more sophisticated readers will likely appreciate this whimsical account of how the statue came to America. Ages 4-up. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-In this vapid tale, the Statue of Liberty is personified as an infant born in Paris, whose "coloring was a little on the green side." She matures and learns rapidly and is "especially kind to those who felt different or misunderstood, lonely or sad." The child soon outgrows her surroundings and travels to distant lands until she finds the perfect spot in New York harbor where she "stands with pride, continuing to grow taller and smarter-every day." The watercolor-and-ink cartoon illustrations feature a palette of greens, from the watery-looking endpapers, to Little Miss Liberty, to the washes on several of the vignettes. Depictions of the Eiffel Tower and New York's Chrysler building as well as building blocks on the cover usher in the metaphor carried throughout the story: freedom is a concept that grows with learning and understanding and spreads throughout the world. However, the youngsters for whom the story is intended will probably not be able to see beyond the literal tale of a baby who turns into a statue; conveniently finds "a pedestal of perfect size, color, and proportion"; and remains there "with pride." Exercise your freedom to pass on this story that will likely confuse more than enlighten its readers. Youngsters would learn far more by reading Allan Drummond's Liberty! (Farrar, 2002).-Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community College, CT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619890336
  • Publisher: Castaway Books
  • Publication date: 4/27/2012
  • Sold by: Sachmanya
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 125,162
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Chris Robertson is a writer, illustrator, and animation storyboard artist living in California, with his wife, Stephanie, and their two sons, Carter and Benton. Chris first attended school at Lassen Elementary in the San Fernando Valley, where he was introduced to Curious George, Madeline, and Harry the Dirty Dog by the Bookmobile. Chris could tell, even at an early age, that children's books were going to be an important part of his life. This is his first children's book.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    Fun, engaging and educational tale about Statue of Liberty that

    Fun, engaging and educational tale about Statue of Liberty that both adults and kids would equally enjoy. Great illustrations!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    I use this book even in my classroom of fourth graders to get th

    I use this book even in my classroom of fourth graders to get them interested in American history. I highly highly recommend it.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Pretty Creative

    This book was cleverly written but the ending felt a little too abrupt. Still a pretty good book

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2005

    Lady Liberty steps into 'Instant Classic' Status

    Little Miss Liberty evokes a sweet sense of innocence. The illustrations are absolutely charming with just the right amount of humor!Little Miss Liberty is sure to be an instant classic!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    :)

    This was a great book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Good nook book

    2nd graders enjoy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2005

    Fantastic!

    This book is incedible! What a wonderful story and such lovely illustrations too. My little girl thought it was so cute, she insists we read it every night.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Lovlely Children's Book!

    This is really a lovely and charming book with sweet and wonderful illustrations. Its perfect to read to children in the classroom and before bed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2013

    I did not want to give this a 1-star rating because the author w

    I did not want to give this a 1-star rating because the author was creative in telling the story and the book had nice illustrations. I just did not care for the story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Cutsie story,

    But very little to do with American history! Im glad it was free, so I don't feel bad deleting it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Print all messed up

    Did not like

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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