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The flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write his classic poem--which became the national anthem--also inspired the author, who upon seeing the flag at the Smithsonian Institution became curious about the hands that had sewn it. Full color.

Synopsis:

Here in lyrical prose is the story of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the national anthem of the United States. This flag, which came to be known as the Star-Spangled Banner, also inspired author Susan Campbell Bartoletti, who, upon seeing it at the Smithsonian Institution, became curious about the hands that had sewn it.

Here is her story of the early days of this flag as seen through the eyes of young Caroline Pickersgill, the daughter of an important flag maker, Mary Pickersgill, and the granddaughter of a flag maker for General George Washingtons Continental Army. It is also a story about how a symbol motivates action and emotion, brings people together, and inspires courage and hope.

About the Author

A former 8th-grade English teacher, Susan Campbell Bartoletti writes fictionand nonfiction for all ages. Black Potatoes is the winner of the ALA SibertAward for Best Information book, the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award forDistinguished Nonfiction, and the SCBWI Golden Kite Nonfiction award. Shelives with her family in Moscow, PA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618809110
Author:
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Illustrator:
Nivola, Claire A.
Author:
Nivola, Claire A.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Baltimore, Battle of, Baltimore, Md., 1814
Subject:
United States History War of 1812.
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.5 x 8 x 0.13 in 0.32 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Here in lyrical prose is the story of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the national anthem of the United States. This flag, which came to be known as the Star-Spangled Banner, also inspired author Susan Campbell Bartoletti, who, upon seeing it at the Smithsonian Institution, became curious about the hands that had sewn it.

Here is her story of the early days of this flag as seen through the eyes of young Caroline Pickersgill, the daughter of an important flag maker, Mary Pickersgill, and the granddaughter of a flag maker for General George Washingtons Continental Army. It is also a story about how a symbol motivates action and emotion, brings people together, and inspires courage and hope.

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