of the Statue of Liberty is told by focusing on the individuals
in France and the United States who made this project a reality.
There are plenty of interesting facts and stories here that
flesh out the tale of how obstacles were overcome to make
the "gift" from France an iconic focus of New York
The use of poetic free verse vignettes was a curious choice
by the author but it works. The illustrations are more of
the individuals involved rather than the statue, which makes
sense, but this may disappoint some readers.
This isn't the most memorable account of Lady Liberty, but
it isn't the worst either. It remains to be seen, though,
how many youngsters will gravitate to it versus others books
that cover the same subject.