History Publishing to Enter Children’s World, Begins with Illustrated Story of The Statue of Liberty

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Publisher of history books for adults is entering publishing for childen with a series of illustrated books focusing on the sites and monumets that are pillars of American development..

“The mission of Libby Books is to acquaint children with the basic facts of America which are manifested so well in all the monuments and historic sites across the nation,”

History Publishing Company is entering the market for children’s books with an illustrated history of The Statue of Liberty. HPC will be acting as distributor for Libby’s Books LLC, a new company that will be focusing on the monuments and historical places in the United States. Each 5” by 8 ”book, containing twenty four pages that are illustrated panels, will tell the story of the subject monument or sites, how it or they came to be, their meanings and, in illustrated detail, will explain any inscriptions or carvings on the subject edifice. Each page will feature Libby, a little dog that accompanied the Statue from France and will appear in all future editions as Libby is “off to see America.”

The illustrations in The Statue of Liberty are by international designer Simone Eisold and the crafted text by D.J. Bracken. Simone Eisold is a graduate of the University of Pforzheim’s School of Design in Germany. She has held executive positions in fashion in Rome and New York. D.J. Bracken writes of matters of history under his full name Donagh J. Bracken. He is a graduate of Manhattan College and the author of "The Words of War" contrasting "New York Times" and "Charleston Mercury" coverage of the same battles during the Civil War. He is also the publisher of History Publishing Company

“The mission of Libby Books is to acquaint children with the basic facts of America which are manifested so well in all the monuments and historic sites across the nation,” said Ms. Eisold. “We have elected to bring a modicum of entertainment into the books which should provide an element of delight for the child reading the book,” she added. “Libby will be on a road trip across this great nation and I am sure the delight Libby experiences will be passed on to the children reading a Libby Book.” The first Libby Book "The Statue of Liberty" will be in the HPC warehouse July 20.

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