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The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

by Marc Taylor Nobleman

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Discusses the history of the Statue of Liberty, its designer, construction, location, and its importance as a symbol of the United States.


Discusses the history of the Statue of Liberty, its designer, construction, location, and its importance as a symbol of the United States.

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Children's Literature
According to the publisher, "The American Symbols" series explores the places and things that symbolize freedom and democracy in the United States and it explores and supports standards under "The History of the United States," as required by the National Center for History in the Schools. The books follow a good pattern. There is a table of contents, a fast facts page, the text and a timeline, a hands-on activity, words to know with a pronunciation guide and a listing of books and web sites. The publisher has actually set it up so that kids can go to their site and type in the ISBN number, title or keyword from the book and the "Fact Hound" will bring back appropriate information. When I tried that for this book, three sites came up—a photo tour, a PBS episode and the official National Park Service site. The book also has a brief index. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people to their American friends. The statue was designed by Bartholdi and Eiffel, of the famed Eiffel tower, was responsible for the interior framework. The statue was refurbished on its 100th anniversary and its official name is "Liberty Enlightening the World." One missing component in the book and the timeline is a discussion of the difficulty in raising funds for the pedestal and the role that Pulitzer and Americans of all walks of life played. Also missing is the famous poem that is carved into the pedestal. The book is well laid out with just enough facts to hold kids attention. Each colorful spread has a photograph or reproduction of a historical document. A useful and informative book for classrooms and libraries, even without the web links It is probably best to pair this with two books titledLiberty, one written by Lynn Curlee and the other by Allan Drummond. 2003, Capstone,
— Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
American Symbols Series
Product dimensions:
8.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Marc Tyler Nobleman has written books on everything from ghosts to Groundhog Day, belly flops to the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Superman to summertime activities. Besides writing books, he is also a cartoonist whose work has appeared in more than 100 magazines. OR**** Marc Tyler Nobleman is the author of more than 50 books for young people. He writes regularly for Nickelodeon Magazine and has written for The History Channel. He is also a cartoonist whose single panels have appeared in more than 100 international publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Forbes. He lives with his wife and daughter in Connecticut.

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