Flags of Texas

Overview

Many flags have flown over Texas during its long history, from the emblems of the earliest Indian inhabitants to the Lone
Star flag of today. This book traces the state's turbulent history through the flags that have flown there, including the banner of Castile and Leon carried by the Spanish explorers, the French colors borne by La Salle, the Mexican flag, the Confederate Stars and Bars, the "Bonny Blue Flag," and the famous Lone Star flag.
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Overview

Many flags have flown over Texas during its long history, from the emblems of the earliest Indian inhabitants to the Lone
Star flag of today. This book traces the state's turbulent history through the flags that have flown there, including the banner of Castile and Leon carried by the Spanish explorers, the French colors borne by La Salle, the Mexican flag, the Confederate Stars and Bars, the "Bonny Blue Flag," and the famous Lone Star flag.
James Rice's vibrant illustrations capture all the flags, including the dramatic banners of the privateers and rebel armies during Texas's struggle for independence, and the modern flags of three great Texas cities. The book explains the origin and history of each flag, and relates the exciting events in Texas history connected with the banners.
Author Charles Gilbert, was an avid student of Texas history, and wrote several books about the state. James Rice is a well-known illustrator and author of children's books and has more than one million copies of his books in print. Flags of Texas is a perfect introduction to Texas history for readers aged eight and up.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882897219
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1989
  • Series: Flags of the States Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,396,244
  • Age range: 11 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

James Rice (1934-2004), in his long, distinguished career as an author and illustrator, produced more than sixty children's books, among them several additions to The Night Before Christmas Series. Cajun Night Before Christmas , Rice's first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic in its genre. Rice taught art and music at both high school and college levels and loved teaching children the joys of writing and illustrating. With more than 2.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation's best-selling creators of children's books, having received awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children's Book Council.
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