Lady Liberty's Holiday (Hardcover)

By Jen Arena, Matt Hunt (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780553520675, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

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Description

Hit the road and see America with the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is feeling a little blue, despite being green. As much as she loves welcoming people to America, standing still for over a hundred years has left her with a stiff neck, aching arms, and a cramp in her leg. This lady could use a vacation

With some encouragement from her friend Moe the pigeon, Lady Liberty takes off to see the rest of America She explores the sandy beaches of Cape Cod, the waving wheat fields of Kansas, the breathtaking grandeur of the Grand Canyon, and the cozy sunshine of the California coastline. But will Lady Liberty make it back to New York City for the Fourth of July? And will she even want to?

"Lady Liberty's journey is] lighthearted and fun."--Publishers Weekly

"A fun and fabulous read for a Fourth of July storytime."--School Library Journal


About the Author

JEN ARENA is lucky to have been surrounded by children's books her whole life. As a teenager, she worked in a bookstore. Then she was a children's book editor. And now she writes and edits books for kids, including Besos for Baby and 100 Snowmen. Like Lady Liberty, Jen loves to travel around America--her favorite spots are Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York--but she always comes home in the end. Visit her at jenarenabooks.com. MATT HUNT spent his childhood in the historical county of Worcestershire, England. Starting out as a fine artist, he graduated from the Birmingham School of Art and, from these roots, developed a love for children's illustration. Matt now lives in Redditch, in northeast England, with his wife and two cats, and keeps busy drawing from his humble little home studio. Visit him at matthuntillustration.com.
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