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Liberty's Journey

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  53 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Lady Liberty has welcomed immigrants to New York for more than one hundred years-but she's never traveled beyond her island. She's curious to see the country that has become home to the millions who have passed beneath her torch. She wants to go on an old-fashioned road trip! So one foggy morning, the giant Lady tiptoes off her pedestal and begins her journey. Down alleywa ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 23rd 2004 by Disney-Hyperion
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Renee Parrish
Mar 16, 2016 Renee Parrish rated it liked it

Liberty's Journey (2005) by Kelly DiPucchio, Pictures by Richard Elgieski, Fiction

This historical fiction picture book is bright and colorful and sends a great message to those reading it. Lady Liberty's imaginary journey from sea to shining sea brings her to experiences of several different geographical locations all across the United States of America. She wants to see all the people that have come to the "land of dreams" for new lives and how their hard work and opportunity brought those dre
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Victoria Hawkins
Oct 03, 2014 Victoria Hawkins rated it liked it
In the book Liberty's Journey by Kelly DiPucchio expresses how individuals from different places come to the statue of liberty to move to new places through the journey of immigration. Many immigrants go to New York to come to the Americas to begin a new journey for the generations to come. Over many of the years Lady liberty stood there and watched as thousand and thousands of people began their new life around the states. Finally Lady Liberty wanted to go travel for her self. So early one morn ...more
Lee
Dec 19, 2012 Lee rated it it was amazing
A clever book about the Statue of Liberty walking across the US in search of those who journeyed past her to immigrate to the US?

The best part of this book comes in two forms: an opportunity to read aloud a book to a child who may it have seen much of the US and the acknowledgement of how important she is to the people of New York ( who send letters to her asking to return).

My students loved the idea of a statue coming to life and walking across, plus the book opened up a discussion of the impor
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Laura
May 09, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
What happens when Lady Liberty gets a bit bored? She decides to roam across America to explore the nation she is a symbol of. After seeing farmland, the Grand Canyon, and the Golden Gate Bridge, she learns that she is missed in New York. New York is thrilled to have her back and she returns to her post overlooking a nighttime New York City.

A great book for teaching simple rhyme scheme to elementary school students. Each page has a consistent and easy to follow AABB scheme. I think the idea of t
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Kelly
Apr 06, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
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I liked the size of Liberty - they didn't make her look just like a person but showed her larger than life-ness. Good detail on the close-ups. Great opening page illustration. I like the font. Even with all the detail in the illustrations it doesn't look too busy. Good rhyme, actually. I like how there are two stories - her travel through the country and how the New Yorkers miss her and want her back.
Jamie
May 18, 2009 Jamie rated it it was amazing
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Really great story of the Statue of Liberty taking a journey around our nation. Good illustrations and story is told in verse.
Dayna
Sep 03, 2008 Dayna rated it really liked it
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Book details the adventure of Lady Liberty as she steps away from her salt licked shores to visit the country she calls home.
Kristy Mcghee
Good book about country's pride told in poetry. Can be used to teach rhyming words as author uses AB poetry patterns.
Loren
Jul 28, 2010 Loren rated it it was amazing
a creative apprach to a historical landmark. I enjoyed the author's note in the back.
Melanie
Aug 25, 2010 Melanie rated it really liked it
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Clever story about Lady Liberty's journey from sea to shining sea.
Lori
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Lady Liberty takes a walk from shore to shore.
Maximus
Oct 18, 2011 Maximus rated it it was amazing
It's Cool , I liked the pictures!
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Kelly is the award-winning author of several children’s books, thousands of To-Do lists, and a few recipe cards. Two of her books, Grace For President and The Sandwich Swap, were New York Times bestsellers.

Like most kids who grew up in the 1970’s, Kelly had a pet goat and bought all her clothes from the Sears catalog. Like most teenagers who grew up in the 1980’s, Kelly had really big glasses and
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