The Flag Keeper

The Flag Keeper

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by Stacy Juba
     
 

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Elizabeth may be a little bear, but she treats the American flag with big respect. Elizabeth wakes up the American flag in the morning and puts it to bed at night. She acts as her father's "flag keeper," helping him with his daily tasks of raising the flag and retiring it for the evening. She soaks up the etiquette facts that Dad teaches her, including don't leave the

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Elizabeth may be a little bear, but she treats the American flag with big respect. Elizabeth wakes up the American flag in the morning and puts it to bed at night. She acts as her father's "flag keeper," helping him with his daily tasks of raising the flag and retiring it for the evening. She soaks up the etiquette facts that Dad teaches her, including don't leave the flag out in the dark without a spotlight.

When Dad leaves for a business trip, it frustrates Elizabeth that their flag will be stuck in a boring garage. Every flag she sees reminds her of her job as flag keeper, and Elizabeth grows determined to make her father proud.

This patriotic book is designed to teach children about U.S. flag etiquette through an educational fiction story. It includes discussion questions, flag facts, and an activity. The Flag Keeper is ideal for military families, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, classroom and library use, and for anyone who wishes to teach a special child about American flag etiquette. It is a perfect complement to patriotic holidays such as Flag Day and the Fourth of July.

Editorial Reviews

VFW National Headquarters - Steve Van Buskirk, Director of Programs,
In my capacity with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, I see dozens of patriotic publications each year. The Flag Keeper is unique in its approach to younger children. While it deals with important and somewhat detailed information, it does so in a clear and simple way that children can understand and even personalize. I would encourage all true patriots with children to purchase a copy to start their 'little patriots' off on the right foot.
American Legion National Headquarters - Mike Buss, Deputy Director, Americanism,
A wonderful story about Elizabeth, who through life's day-to-day adventures learns how to care for and display the flag. An excellent read!
Book Review - The Midwest
Simple color illustrations follow the bear girl Elizabeth, as she learns how to treat a flag with proper respect, and why one should never fly it upside down except in emergency (an upside-down flag is a plea for immediate help from the police or anyone else available!) A handful of flag facts and discussion questions such as 'How would you describe 'flag etiquette' to a friend?' round out this excellent educational book filled with information all American children should know.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453753057
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.07(d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning writer Stacy Juba has published books for all ages. Her mystery novels for adults include Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim. Stacy has written more than 2,000 articles and won over a dozen writing awards, including recognition from the New England Press Association, Parenting Publications of America, Suburban Newspapers of America and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

She is also a winner of the American Cancer Society New England Chapter's Sword of Hope Media Award. Her feature articles have been distributed over the Associated Press New England news wire. Her young adult novel Face-Off, about twin brothers competing on the hockey rink for their father's approval, was published by Avon Books when she was 18 years old under her maiden name, Stacy Drumtra.

After years of working as a reporter, Stacy now concentrates on writing fiction and freelancing. She has produced many award-winning articles for a regional parenting magazine and her nonfiction has appeared nationally in The Writer.

Her web site, www.stacyjuba.com, tells all about her writing projects for grown-ups and kids.

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Flag Keeper 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MariaSavva_Author More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely adorable. Elizabeth, a little brown bear, loves helping her father raising and lowering their flag every day -- she is his 'Flag Keeper'. When he is due to go on a trip for 3 days, Elizabeth asks is she can raise and lower the flag herself in his absence. He says she should wait for him to return. Wanting to prove to her father that she is capable of raising the flag on her own, Elizabeth attempts to do so, and things go slightly wrong. After a couple of attempts, she is overjoyed when she manages to raise the flag correctly on her own. This book is fun to read, and the illustrations are delightful. I'm sure children will love the characters. The book is also educational as it teaches how and when a flag should be raised and lowered, as well as many other aspects of flag etiquette. This would make a great gift for a young child, and it's a great educational tool for older children, teaching them all about the American flag. There's an interesting list at the end of the book of dos and don'ts with regard to the flag. The author has also added discussion questions at the end of the book, and activity suggestions.
BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect book for teaching children (and adults!) the proper way to handle a flag. Elizabeth is a little bear who wants the big task of raising the flag while her father is away. Along with Elizabeth, we learn the how and why of flag etiquette. But this story is about more than flat etiquette; it's also about responsibility and the love of a father and daughter. Juba's narrative does a brilliant job of teaching, while also entertaining. The colorful artwork adds to the fun. Combined this is a unique and beautifully put together story.