The Statue of Liberty is the tallest woman in the United States and one of the country?s most beloved symbols of freedom. Listen as park ranger Jeanetta tells the amazing story of Lady Liberty?s journey in 1885 from France to New York Harbor.
The Statue of Liberty is the tallest woman in the United States and one of the country’s most beloved symbols of freedom. Listen as park ranger Jeanetta tells the amazing story of Lady Liberty’s journey in 1885 from France to New York Harbor.
This book, a part of the "American Symbols" series, highlights the Statue of Liberty. A caricature of the statue is displayed on the book's front cover. Inside, Jeanetta, a fictional park ranger, passes out tour guide information about the Statue of Liberty. Nine short chapters include chronological information, beginning with why France gave America this gift and continuing on to tell what the statue's symbols represent. The text is written in a kid-friendly way. Large print is used for the six to eight short sentences that cover each spread. Sidebars add extra facts. The artwork is both modernistic and somewhat like a cartoon. The style is one that will have readers taking a second look even if they are not rereading the text. Adults may appreciate the copyright page printed in scrolling letters on parchment paper. The back matter contains more facts about the statue, an index, a glossary, and additional resources. Teachers will find this book and others in the series to be an asset to social studies and history lessons.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-What sets these series titles apart from the many other books on the same topics is their simplicity. Each volume briefly explains the history and significance of its symbol. A guide, either a historical figure important in the development of the symbol or a fictional character involved in its day-to-day operation, introduces each icon. This personal tone and the clear language make these titles accessible to young listeners. Large, richly colored and highly stylized artwork flows across the covers and pages with figures that resemble plastic toys. Unfortunately, there are no photos of the actual sites, monuments, or symbols. Each volume includes a list of facts. Most collections already have more complete titles about these topics. Purchase if there's a need.-Carol S. Surges, McKinley Elementary School, Wauwatosa, WI Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Mary Firestone has written more than thirty children’s books. Her books have been recommended by the National Science Teacher Association, and she has received a Best Writing in the Arts award from the Minneapolis Neighborhood Press Association. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and is currently acquiring her teaching license in Language Arts.
Mary currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her son Adam and their cat Rigley. Their home is near the Mississippi River park system where they spend time outdoors riding bikes and soaking up the wonders of local wildlife.
Mary Firestone has written more than 30 children’s books. Her books have been recommended by the National Science Teacher Association, and she has received a Best Writing in the Arts award from the Minneapolis Neighborhood Press Association. Mary and her son, Adam, love riding their bikes near their St. Paul, Minnesota, home. Their cat, Rigley, waves from the window.