The Flag We Loveby Pam Munoz Ryan, Ralph Masiello (Illustrator)
With patriotic verse and dazzling illustrations, The Flag We Love presents a lyrical journey through the history of our nation's flag. Both famous and commonplace moments are depicted in brilliant oil paintings in this wonderful book that's sure to inspire readers of all ages. Full-color.
The book is chiefly interesting for its depiction of the many ways in which the flag is used, e.g., to denote government buildings and official ports of entry, to mark the visits of explorers to remote regions, to memorialize fallen heroes, and to symbolize solidarity in parades and protest marches.
- Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 11.28(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.38(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Pam Muñoz Ryan is a native of California. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees at San Diego State University and she worked as a bilingual teacher and an early childhood administrator before dedicating herself full-time to writing. She wrote her first book at the age of 32 at the encouragement of a friend. She has written many picture books for young children and novels for older students. Pam lives in California with her husband and four children. She often speaks at schools and conferences about writing and literacy.
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This is a great book. It has very interesting facts about our flag. Made me very proud to be an American. Great illustrations.
This beautiful book opens with Muñoz's first inspiring verse: Our flag is our country's symbol Of ideals that are meant to last It's a promise for our future A reminder of our past.... The accompanying illustration by Ralph Masiello shows a freshly whitewashed barn with an American flag gracing one side. A farmer's furrowed field, a vast blue sky and bucolic setting complete the scene. Each page that follows presents another verse, accompanying illustration, and a text box that imparts a piece of our flag's history to the reader. The book is stunning to look at, informative and heartwarming to read. It is a good introduction to youngsters about how our flag came to be, how it's changed over the years, and its meaning to us as citizens. Carolyn Rowe Hill