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STAR-SPANGLED BANNER (Reading Rainbow) (edition 1986)

by Peter Spier

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Title:STAR-SPANGLED BANNER (Reading Rainbow)
Authors:Peter Spier
Info:Doubleday Books for Young Readers (1986), Paperback, 52 pages
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Tags:American History, American Symbols, Patriotism

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The Star-Spangled Banner (Reading Rainbow Book) by Peter Spier

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The Star-Spangled Banner features large, often double-spread paintings for each line in our national anthem. The illustrations depict the 1814 Battle of Baltimore which inspired the lyrics. The first two verses comprise the illustrated story, while the remaining two verses, along with the sheet music are included in the back matter. Also included is an image of the original hand-written poem, a receipt for the 30' x 40' flag that flew over Fort McHenry (made and sold by Mary Young Pickersgill for the sum $405.90), a photograph of the battered Fort McHenry flag when it arrived at the Smithsonian Museum in 1907, and of course, historical information regarding the flag and battle. The endpapers feature "A Collection of Flags of the American Revolution and Those of the United States of America, Its Government, and Its Armed Forces."

At 48 pages and a sizeable 12.5" x 9", this book offers young readers plenty of opportunity to peruse its many small characters and details. The Star-Spangled Banner should have a place in every school.

A sprightly illustrated, perusable picture book.

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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.



A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year, An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

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Illustrates three verses of our national anthem, written at the battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Music is included.

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