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Liberty arrives! : how America's grandest statue found her home / by Robert Byrd.

Byrd, Robert, (author,, illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library J 974.71 BYR (Text) 33500013088059 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 974.71 BYR (Text) 33500013088067 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735230828
  • ISBN: 073523082X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"An informative, illustrated history of the Statue of Liberty and how it came to America"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Age 6-9.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    "Big ideas are not small things to accomplish," notes the sage introduction to this account of the Statue of Liberty's early years. Starting in 1840s France, Sibert Honor Book creator Byrd tells how the idea for a big statue celebrating the U.S.' one hundredth birthday was conceived, planned, funded, and executed. Highlights include the sculptor Bartholdi's inspirational tour of America and his attempts to raise funds for the pedestal. Each oversize page is arranged into two columns of engaging writing; large, captioned ink-and-watercolor illustrations; and spot art to extend the text, with each double-page presenting a different chapter of the saga. Byrd's excellent art shows the work of sculptors and engineers through diagrams and cross-sections, recreations of photographs and political cartoons, and scenes of Parisians cheering on the work and of Americans celebrating the 1886 dedication. The third-person narrator is entertaining and energetic, and strong back matter includes measurements, a time line, an exploration of the symbolism, features on certain dramatis personae, bibliographies, and an explanation of Lady Liberty's color transformation from her original copper to green. Grades 2-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Robert Byrd is a successful commercial artist and children's book illustrator whose award-winning picture books include Jason and the Argonauts, Electric Ben, and Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer.

Subject: Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) > Juvenile literature.
National monuments > New York (State) > New York > Juvenile literature.
Monuments > New York (State) > New York.
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
Genre: Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
Picture books.

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