Children's LiteratureThe American flag, the Great Seal of the United States, the Presidential Flag and Seal, and Civil War flags are all introduced in this beginner's guide to flags and seals. Each of the aforementioned flags and seals symbolize the American ideals of freedom and equality. A single page description is given for each of these symbols and bright and colorful photographs are on every page. Additional interesting facts and photos of flags and seals of several other states are also provided. The book concludes with a small listing of recommended sources for further research, a glossary, an index, and directions for creating your own personal seal. The book puts simple words into an appealing format thereby giving young readers an exciting glimpse of these important American symbols. It would certainly augment an elementary school's American history curriculum. This book is part of the "American Symbols" series. 2004, Weigl Publishers, Ages 6 to 8.