Naming Liberty

Naming Liberty

Book - 2008
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A double celebration for Independence Day!

In this wonderfully unique book, Jane Yolen and Jim Burke weave two stories at once, as readers see young Gitl in Russia leaving her home for faraway America, wondering what new name she will choose for herself when she arrives, and young artist Frederic Auguste Bartholdi dreaming of a monument he wants to build to honor freedom. It is an arduous journey for Gitl as she and her family travel across land and sea to arrive on this shore, but when she sees the magnificent Statue of Liberty standing in New York Harbor, she knows her name in this great new country must be ?Liberty.'

Just in time for Independence Day, Jim Burke's magnificent paintings capture Yolen's inspired tale of a girl and an artist and their passionate belief in freedom.

Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780399242502
Branch Call Number: j PO YOLEN J
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Burke, Jim


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Aug 16, 2017

An excellent book about the building and naming of the statue of liberty written with parallel stories of the statue creators and a family immigrating to find their liberty. Exceptionally told with beautiful illustrations, the essence of Liberty's purpose is captured and shared along with the message of the importance of a name. Wonderful learning tool of historical happenings between France and the US and other countries.


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