David de Vries's animated narration perfectly enhances this delightful history of a revered symbol of freedom and hope. The Statue of Liberty was a magnificent gift from the people of France in celebration of America's 100th birthday. When money to build a pedestal for Lady Liberty ran out, Joseph Pulitzer--a Jewish-Hungarian immigrant and publisher of a prominent New York newspaper--initiated a unique fundraising campaign. Ordinary citizens, including children, from across the country could mail in contributions--no matter how small-- and become acknowledged donors. This inspirational story is enriched by lively music, engaging sound effects, perfect pacing, and de Vries's irresistible enthusiasm. The narrated back matter and the picture-book's illustrations, photographs, and bibliography make for a captivating and educational audiovisual experience. S.A.A. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2022]
Book & Recording Weston Woods Studios 2021
CD ISBN 9781338802917 $29.95 One CDs
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