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SKU B-183792

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (Preschool - 5 (ages 3 - 11))

$4.99
Product specification details
SKU B-183792
Author Coloring Books
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Year of Publication 1985
Number of Pages 48
Illustrations Color
Cover Paperback
Format Large
Language English
ISBN 9780486249667
Dimensions 8.2x11" (210 x 280 mm)
The majestic and imposing Statue of Liberty rising 305' 11" over New York Harbor is more than a monument to freedom. The statue holds a special place in America's heart, inspiring patriotism, hope, courage ... even poetry and tears. Now this unique educational coloring book details Lady Liberty's rich and stirring history in an entertaining format for children and adults alike. It also documents the experiences of millions of immigrants for whom the statue's striking silhouette was the first glimpse of America after weary days at sea. Forty-two large line drawings, adapted from historic photographs, paintings and engravings, depict the beloved statue in various stages of construction. There are also views of its inner details (strapwork framing, etc.); a map of New York Harbor; the presentation of Liberty to the American people in Paris; the statue's unveiling in New York on October 28, 1886 before President Grover Cleveland and throngs of other well-wishers; and other fascinating scenes from Liberty's past. Half the illustrations deal with immigration: shipboard life, processing at Ellis Island; pushcarts on the Lower East Side; and more. A gallery of portraits depict Frédéric-Auguste Barthodi, the French sculptor who designed the statue, Emma Lazarus, and a host of famous immigrants: Irving Berlin, Knute Rockne, Felix Frankfurter, Paul Muni, and others. Each crisp picture is highlighted by an interesting caption; an introduction provides a wealth of additional background information. Carefully researched and precisely rendered, this one-of-a-kind coloring book is an exciting and educational collector's item for anyone intrigued and inspired by the grand old landmark, and the noble ideals it represents.