Star-Spangled: The Story of a Flag, a Battle, and the American Anthem Tim Grove

Star-Spangled: The Story of a Flag, a Battle, and the American Anthem

Author: Tim Grove
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Book Title
Star-Spangled: The Story of a Flag, a Battle, and the American Anthem
Author
Tim Grove
ISBN
9781419741029
The little-known and inspiring story behind the national anthem and the stars and stripes "O say can you see" begins one of the most recognizable songs in the US. Originally a poem by Francis Scott Key, the national anthem tells the story of the American flag rising high above a fort after a night of intense battle during the War of 1812. But there is much more to the story than what is sung at ball games. What was this battle about? Whose bombs were bursting, and why were rockets glaring? Who sewed those broad stripes and bright stars? Why were free black soldiers fighting on both sides? Who was Francis Scott Key anyway, and how did he end up with such a close view? Star-Spangled tells the whole story from the perspectives of different real players--both American and British--of this obscure but important battle from American history. The book includes an author's note, a timeline, a glossary, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Tim GrovePublisher: Abrams Books for Young ReadersPublished: 05/26/2020ISBN: 9781419741029Pages: 176Weight: 1.05lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.80w x 0.90dReview Citations: Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2019 - Recommended - Hard To BeatSchool Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 98Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2020 pg. 112
The little-known and inspiring story behind the national anthem and the stars and stripes

"O say can you see" begins one of the most recognizable songs in the US. Originally a poem by Francis Scott Key, the national anthem tells the story of the American flag rising high above a fort after a night of intense battle during the War of 1812. But there is much more to the story than what is sung at ball games. What was this battle about? Whose bombs were bursting, and why were rockets glaring? Who sewed those broad stripes and bright stars? Why were free black soldiers fighting on both sides? Who was Francis Scott Key anyway, and how did he end up with such a close view? Star-Spangled tells the whole story from the perspectives of different real players--both American and British--of this obscure but important battle from American history. The book includes an author's note, a timeline, a glossary, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Tim Grove
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Published: 05/26/2020
ISBN: 9781419741029
Pages: 176
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.80w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2019 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 98
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2020 pg. 112
The little-known and inspiring story behind the national anthem and the stars and stripes

"O say can you see" begins one of the most recognizable songs in the US. Originally a poem by Francis Scott Key, the national anthem tells the story of the American flag rising high above a fort after a night of intense battle during the War of 1812. But there is much more to the story than what is sung at ball games. What was this battle about? Whose bombs were bursting, and why were rockets glaring? Who sewed those broad stripes and bright stars? Why were free black soldiers fighting on both sides? Who was Francis Scott Key anyway, and how did he end up with such a close view? Star-Spangled tells the whole story from the perspectives of different real players--both American and British--of this obscure but important battle from American history. The book includes an author's note, a timeline, a glossary, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Tim Grove
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Published: 05/26/2020
ISBN: 9781419741029
Pages: 176
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.80w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2019 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 98
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2020 pg. 112