Acclaimed author-illustrator: Robert Byrd stands out for his long list of extraordinary illustrated and acclaimed nonfiction and rich, intricate picture books, including the Newbery winner Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz and his own Sibert Honor and Boston Globe-Horn Book award-winning Electric Ben. He has a nonfiction brand that readers love.
Famous, multifaceted subject: In the tradition of Electric Ben, this book will expand readers’ knowledge about a widely celebrated piece of American history. Teachers will love the fresh, accessible, and comprehensive approach to the Statue of Liberty from multiple angles, including art history, international relations, immigration, and more.
Little competition: Even though this subject will be familiar to most readers, there are very few books about the Statue of Liberty.
Signature format: Like Robert Byrd’s other nonfiction books, this one features an engaging design that includes sidebars, quotes, captioned images and diagrams, and kid-friendly facts.
*“Spreads include masterly ink-and-watercolor illustrations with details that invite readers to pore over artwork. The author’s awestruck writing, featuring punchy, taut sentences, makes for fast-paced reading, as do dramatic page turns, and it emphasizes the grandeur of the enterprise; fascinating, quirky facts abound…. A book worthy of the statue herself.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Byrd tells an informative and visually detailed story…[A] moving ode to a monument.”—Publishers Weekly
“Excellent art…Entertaining and energetic.”—Booklist
Praise for Robert Byrd:
Jason and the Argonauts:
SLJ Best Book of the Year
“The complexity and richness of both tale and pictures offer a lot to pore over and ponder.”—Horn Book
“This handsome book offers a colorfully illustrated retelling of Jason’s adventures.”—Booklist
“A gripping account of the Argonauts’ heroic and tragic quest.”—Publishers Weekly
“Mythology has come to the forefront of literature in the last several years and this book will become a go to title.”—School Library Connection
2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Book Award Winner
A 2012 Robert F. Sibert Honor book
2013 Bank Street Best Book of the Year
2013 Golden Kite Honor book
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of 2012
2012 Horn Book Fanfare
* “A beautifully realized labor of love and affection brings to life one of our brightest founding fathers.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* “A fascinating and comprehensive portrait, and an asset for student research.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A true standout…bright, witty, informative and cleverly organized as the man himself.”—The New York Times
Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer:
2004 Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction
* “Staggeringly thorough and eminently readable.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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