The National Anthem

The National Anthem

by Pamela J. Dell
     
 

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Describes the history of the Star-Spangled Banner and how it became the national anthem of the United States.

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Describes the history of the Star-Spangled Banner and how it became the national anthem of the United States.

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Children's Literature
Dell explores the origins and meanings of the National Anthem in this book from the "Let's See" series. After defining an anthem in the first chapter, the words of the first verse are printed with difficult words in bold face type. Next, Dell explains who Francis Scott Key was and why and under what conditions he wrote the poem that became the National Anthem. The term "star-spangled banner" is explained, as well as who made the flag that inspired Key. The development of Key's poem from handbills to the addition of music to how it was finally declared the National Anthem by President Herbert Hoover in 1931 is described in detail. The final chapter explains when the National Anthem is played. A glossary, a "Did You Know?" section, and a list of references round out this excellent source on the history of the National Anthem. Numerous photographs and reproductions of paintings add visual interest for the younger child. 2004, Compass Point, Ages 7 up.
— Amie Rose Rotruck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756514631
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Let's See Library - Our Nation Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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