The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner

by Peter Spier
     
 

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On September 11, 1814, the British Fleet arrived at the mouth of the Patapsco River. Thus began the Battle of Baltimore, which inspired Francis Scott Key to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner." Featuring Aretha Franklin's soulful, heartfelt voice, our flag's broad stripes and bright stars will shine through in all our children's voices as they sing along in celebration of… See more details below

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On September 11, 1814, the British Fleet arrived at the mouth of the Patapsco River. Thus began the Battle of Baltimore, which inspired Francis Scott Key to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner." Featuring Aretha Franklin's soulful, heartfelt voice, our flag's broad stripes and bright stars will shine through in all our children's voices as they sing along in celebration of America's unity and strength.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Spier brings the words of the national anthem to life, from the battle that inspired Key's composition, to modern day American monuments and marching bands. PW found the anthem ``beautifully illustrated by the award-winning artist. His faithfulness to authentic detail enlivens the familiar text.'' (All ages)
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Enhance Mr. Kroll's history of The Star Spangled Banner with author/artist Peter Spier's reissued perspective of the anthem and it's meaning.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 5-Peter Spier's detailed watercolor-and-ink illustrations (Random, 1973) and Aretha Franklin's musical rendition breathe life into the words of our anthem. In Part II, a narrator provides information about the War of 1812 supported by drawings and black-and-white photos and maps. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385376181
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/27/2014
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
356,628
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 12.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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