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

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Engaging, simple text by popular nonfiction writer Lucille Recht Penner

details the construction and symbolism of the ...

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Overview





Engaging, simple text by popular nonfiction writer Lucille Recht Penner

details the construction and symbolism of the skyscraper-sized "Lady Liberty,"

France's unique gift to the United States, who watches over New York Harbor.




Relates the construction of the Statue of Liberty and its importance as a symbol of freedom.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679869283
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Series: Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 2 Book
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 82,979
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: 250L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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 fo her titles were named Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Great for Learning!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    Great book, but not for NookColor

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    great simple facts

    great simple facts to introduce my 4 yr old to the Statue of Liberty.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2009

    Loved the book

    This book was both engaging and educational. It has been reread dozens of times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Nice

    Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Fabuless

    Dis is perdy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Good Book Daughter Enjoyed it.

    Good book to help kids learn about the hstory of the Statue of Liberty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    WWAAHHTT

    What are you kidding?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Nyc

    Its okay

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