Our Flag Was Still There

Our Flag Was Still There

The True Story of Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner

Book - 2018 | First edition
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"So much to like about this, including the folk art-style artwork with childlike appeal, the emphasis on the women who constructed the flag, and the important ways a symbol can influence a country for generations." -- Booklist (starred review)

From beloved author-illustrator Jessie Hartland comes a whimsical nonfiction picture book that tells the story of the American flag that inspired the poem and our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

If you go to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, you can see a massive American flag: thirty feet tall and forty-two feet long. That's huge ! But how did it get there? And where did it come from? Well...

The story of this giant flag begins in 1812 and stars a major on the eve of battle, a seamstress and her mighty helpers, and a poet named Francis Scott Key. This isn't just the story of one flag. It's the story of "The Star Spangled-Banner," a poem that became our national anthem, too.

Dynamically told and stunningly illustrated, Jessie Hartland brings this fascinating and true story to life.
Publisher: New York, New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781534402331 (hardcover)
1534402330
Branch Call Number: E NF ON ORDER
Characteristics: pages cm

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