The Star-Spangled Banner  -     By: Peter Spier
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The Star-Spangled Banner

Doubleday Books for Young Readers / Hardcover

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Written during the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem that would become what we now sing as "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Step back into the past and witness the Battle of Baltimore as Scott Key did, and witness the bravery of the American troops, and see the flag still waving high over Fort McHenry. Illustrated by Caldecott-winner Peter Spier, his famous visual illustration style fantastically conveys the movements of the war. The complete lyrics, musical notation, historical images, and a reproduction of Francis Scott Key's original manuscript are included.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Dimensions: 12.50 X 8.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0385376189
ISBN-13: 9780385376181

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Never before has the riveting American saga of "The Star-Spangled Banner" been so beautifully and thoroughly presented. This info-packed story of our national anthem includes illustrated lyrics; the fascinating history of the War of 1812 and the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the words; musical notation; historical photographs; plus a reproduction of Key's original manuscript. Back in print in hardcover—redesigned, historically updated, and with a glorious new cover—Caldecott Medalist Peter Spier's magnificent tribute takes readers from our anthem's turbulent origins at the Battle of Baltimore through the flag's significance in modern-day America.

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