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The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner

by Peter Spier
     
 

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Due to careful research, Spier's artwork depicts "the dawn's early light" and "the rocket's red glare" with remarkable authenticity and detail in this celebratory book. Among the highlights: a brief history of the anthem, a reproduction of Francis Scott Key's original manuscript, music for guitar and piano chords and many photographs.

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Due to careful research, Spier's artwork depicts "the dawn's early light" and "the rocket's red glare" with remarkable authenticity and detail in this celebratory book. Among the highlights: a brief history of the anthem, a reproduction of Francis Scott Key's original manuscript, music for guitar and piano chords and many photographs.

A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year, An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

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:
9780440406976
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
1,102,925
Product dimensions:
8.67(w) x 12.14(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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