The Statue of Liberty (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book)

The Statue of Liberty (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book)

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by Lucille Recht Penner
     
 

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Over 125 years ago our beloved Statue of Liberty made its way to New York Harbor. This Step 2 non-fiction reader uses illustrations and all-new photographs to tell the story of how Lady Liberty was sculpted, transported from France, unveiled, and made into an American icon.

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Over 125 years ago our beloved Statue of Liberty made its way to New York Harbor. This Step 2 non-fiction reader uses illustrations and all-new photographs to tell the story of how Lady Liberty was sculpted, transported from France, unveiled, and made into an American icon.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-This easy reader attempts to explain the significance of the Statue of Liberty, where it originated, and how it came to be in America. However, the subject matter has been so simplified that it borders on being meaningless. Accompanying the statement "A Frenchman made the lady...He copied his mother's face for his statue" is a picture of a man drawing as a woman sits across from him. Without a knowledge of the work of sculpture, few children will be able to connect this activity with the "lady" he made. The most comprehensible section describes the size of the statue and the process of shipping it to America. The discussion of the building of "a high pedestal for the lady to stand on" is confusing as the illustrations show a structure more like a dock at the edge of the water and a second illustration shows what many would interpret to be a stack of lumber. In general, readers with adequate background to understand the text will not be interested in its condescending tone. Betsy Maestro's The Story of the Statue of Liberty (Lothrop, 1986) is a far better source for information on the subject. Those seeking beginning-reading material should consider some of the many other successful titles in this series.-Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, IA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679869283
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 2 Book
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
59,429
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
250L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

LUCILLE RECHT PENNER is the author of many nonfiction books for kids, including Dinosaur Babies, Monster Bugs and Twisters! in Random House's Step into Reading program, and Simon & Schuster's well-reviewed Eating the Plates, on early American table manners. Two of her titles were named Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Books.

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Statue of Liberty 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I loved about this book was, not only did it help my stepson practice his reading, he was also able to learn some history at the same time and he was excited to do it!
sorranv0 More than 1 year ago
If you purchase this book, I would purchase the print version. I bought this for my daughter to read on my NookColor. It is not formatted so that the pictures actually fill the screen (and does not rotate when you rotate the Nook). On some pages the font is large and easy to read. On other pages the pictures are tiny and the print is tinier (and cannot be adjusted). The actual story is a very good introduction to the history of the Statue of Liberty. I just wish that I had bought the print version. I will not be purchasing anymore of the Step Into Reading books for my Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great simple facts to introduce my 4 yr old to the Statue of Liberty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was both engaging and educational. It has been reread dozens of times.
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Good book to help kids learn about the hstory of the Statue of Liberty.
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Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dis is perdy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What are you kidding?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its okay