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Our Flag Was Still There : The True Story of Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner
by Jessie Hartland and Jessie Hartland




Overview -
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

"So much to like about this, including the folk art-style artwork with childlike appeal, the emphasis on the women who constructed the flag, and the important ways a symbol can influence a country for generations." --Booklist (starred review)

From beloved author-illustrator Jessie Hartland comes a whimsical nonfiction picture book that tells the story of the American flag that inspired the poem and our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

If you go to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, you can see a massive American flag: thirty feet tall and forty-two feet long. That's huge But how did it get there? And where did it come from? Well...

The story of this giant flag begins in 1812 and stars a major on the eve of battle, a seamstress and her mighty helpers, and a poet named Francis Scott Key. This isn't just the story of one flag. It's the story of "The Star Spangled-Banner," a poem that became our national anthem, too.

Dynamically told and stunningly illustrated, Jessie Hartland brings this fascinating and true story to life.

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Overview

A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

"So much to like about this, including the folk art-style artwork with childlike appeal, the emphasis on the women who constructed the flag, and the important ways a symbol can influence a country for generations." --Booklist (starred review)

From beloved author-illustrator Jessie Hartland comes a whimsical nonfiction picture book that tells the story of the American flag that inspired the poem and our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

If you go to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, you can see a massive American flag: thirty feet tall and forty-two feet long. That's huge But how did it get there? And where did it come from? Well...

The story of this giant flag begins in 1812 and stars a major on the eve of battle, a seamstress and her mighty helpers, and a poet named Francis Scott Key. This isn't just the story of one flag. It's the story of "The Star Spangled-Banner," a poem that became our national anthem, too.

Dynamically told and stunningly illustrated, Jessie Hartland brings this fascinating and true story to life.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781534402331
  • ISBN-10: 1534402330
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Publish Date: May 2019
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 11.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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