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Liberty / Allan Drummond.

Drummond, Allan. (Author).
Book Book (2002.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Publisher: New York : Frances Foster Books, 2002.
8 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 0374343853 :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Summary: Describes the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty and its importance as a symbol of freedom.
Citation: Drummond, Allan. "Liberty." New York : Frances Foster Books, 2002.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 March 2002
    /*Starred Review*/ Ages 6-9. Using a bright, clear palette awash with red, white, and blue, Drummond tells the story of October 28, 1886, the day the Statue of Liberty was first unveiled in New York harbor. A boy, whose name is now lost, is on the ground, ready to signal Bartholdi, the statue's sculptor, to release the tricolor veil that covers the Lady of Liberty's face. It is the boy who describes the scene: the pouring rain; the huge crowd of men (the only women permitted on the island were the sculptor's wife and daughter); and the boatload of suffragists who asked how Liberty could be portrayed as female when women were denied the vote. This is an unusual offering. Drummond takes a kernel of history --a boy chosen to signal the sculptor--and turns it into both a thoughtful lesson and a visual pageant. Scenes of the construction of France's gift to the U.S. are shown in finely wrought, energetic, pen-and-wash images that swirl through the text, offering something new and exciting at every turn of the page. The boy knows what the Lady stands for, too: "Freedom is like a flame we must . . . keep burning bright." ((Reviewed March 15, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2002 January #1
    Pen-and-wash illustrations so lively they seem to dance on the page animate a story of the 1886 dedication of the Statue of Liberty. The narrator is the nameless boy given the job of signaling (with a wave of a handkerchief) to Bartholdi to drop his statue's veil and reveal her face to the world for the first time. Drummond (Casey Jones) conveys the mounting excitement of the event itself while presenting a cavalcade of characters and incidents: suffragettes protesting ("How long must we wait for liberty?" they shout), immigrants arriving in the harbor, the construction of the statue in France and its assemblage in New York. After the dedication (breezily imagined as being catalyzed by a sneeze from a French engineer's daughter), Drummond's text and visuals turn to a brief reverie on the meanings and gifts of freedom. "I am free and you are free," he writes, as his hero savors various manifestations of American liberty, "to say what we want and to believe what we want Freedom is like a flame we must all hold high and give to others and keep burning bright all around the world." Buoyed by an effortless visual fluidity and an earnest love of country, this is a civics lesson with staying power. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2002 May
    K-Gr 3-On October 28, 1886, the sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi unveiled his magnificent statue "Liberty Enlightening the World." Legend has it that a boy was supposed to signal Bartholdi, but for some unknown reason, the signal was lost and the rope was pulled prematurely. Drummond uses this snippet of history as the framework for his recounting of this exciting day. Through the eyes of this boy, readers see it all: the pouring rain; the boats full of suffragettes protesting a female Statue of Liberty when they themselves were not allowed to vote; the sea of red, white, and blue flags, both French and American. Drummond is meticulous regarding historical details, right down to the correct name (Magnolia) for the paddle-wheeling ferryboat that took the most esteemed visitors to the island. The bright and busy watercolor illustrations dance with energy and effectively capture both period and mood. At the end of the tale, the author becomes a bit preachy ("We are free-and we must help others to be free-") but this is a minor distraction in an otherwise nicely done book. Paired with Betsy and Giulio Maestro's The Story of the Statue of Liberty (Lothrop, 1986), Liberty! serves as an excellent introduction to one of our national treasures and the spirit it embodies.-Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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