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


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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