Star Spangled Banner (The Star Spangled Banner)

the star spangled banner spier

A book for every patriotic American kid! 

Never before has the riveting American saga of "The Star-Spangled Banner" been so beautifully and thoroughly presented. This info-packed story of our national anthem includes:

★ Illustrated lyrics ★ The fascinating history of the War of 1812 and the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the words ★ Musical notation ★ Historical images ★ A reproduction of Key's original manuscript

Caldecott Medalist Peter Spier's magnificent tribute takes readers from our anthem's turbulent origins at the Battle of Baltimore through the flag's significance in modern-day America. It's a must-have for every American family's library.---from the publisher

56 pages                                978-0440406976                               Ages 5-10

Keywords:  anthem, song,  battle, War of 1812, American history, flag, symbols,  patriotism, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, Fourth of July, 4th of July, Social Studies Curriculum

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Due to careful research, Spier's artwork depicts "the dawn's early light" and "the rocket's red glare" with remarkable authenticity and detail in this celebratory book. Among the highlights: a brief history of the anthem, a reproduction of Francis Scott Key's original manuscript, music for guitar and piano chords and many photographs.---from the publisher

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