Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags: The Story of the Fourth of July Symbols

Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags: The Story of the Fourth of July Symbols

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Overview

This spirited look at our national birthday explores the stories behind the familiar symbols of the Fourth of July and tells how they have come to be associated with the holiday. It will make the Fourth of July more meaningful for readers young and old. James Cross Giblin is an editor of children's books who also writes for children. He edited the Clarion holiday series started by the late Edna Barth. Ursula Arndt brings to this book the same delightful style she employed as illustrator of the six Barth holiday books. This title, along with all of Edna Barth's classic holiday books, is now being reissued with a fresh, new jacket design and fun activities inside the paperback covers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618096541
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/23/2001
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.87(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ursula Arndt has illustrated a number of popular children's books, including the six holiday titles written by Edna Barth for Clarion. She is now retired and lives in Germany.


James Cross Giblin (1933-2016) was the author of more than twenty critically acclaimed books for young people. His book The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler received the Robert F. Sibert Award for Informational Books.

Table of Contents

July 4, 17762
The Colonies Get Angry5
The Declaration of Independence12
The Holiday Takes Shape21
The Flag29
Fireworks35
"The Spirit of '76"41
Fourth of July Picnics44
Patriotic Music and Songs48
Uncle Sam59
The Eagle62
The Liberty Bell65
Special Fourth of July Celebrations75
The Centennial Exhibition of 187678
The Bicentennial of 197680
Important Events That Have Taken Place on July 486
Index89

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"A crisp, conventional style enlivened with poignant, homely, or dramatic de-tails." Horn Book

"A crisp, conventional style enlivened with poignant, homely, or dramatic details." Horn Book Guide

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