Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross

By Becky White; Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823419081, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 2011

Inch by inch, bit by bit, Betsy Ross clips, dips, and stitches the first American flag. Based on a sketch Betsy's friend George Washington gave her in 1776, the flag had 13 stripes and 13 stars, which Betsy showed George how to make with a single clip of her scissors. Includes an activity showing children how to make their own Betsy Ross star. Full color.

About the Author
Becky Daniel-White is an experienced teacher, magazine editor, and parent. A graduate of California University at Long Beach, Becky taught kindergarten through eighth grade for several years before leaving the classroom and beginning a career writing educational materials. Becky has created over 300 educational books on topics ranging from early learning to elementary economics. Becky wrote Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan, which won the Parent s Choice Gold Award for nonfiction. She has three grown children and lives with her husband in a windmill on the California central coast.

Megan Lloyd read the manuscript for "Cactus Hotel" and went to the Saguaro National Monument in Arizona herself. "I like to "see" what I am going to illustrate rather than make it up," she says.
Ms. Lloyd is the illustrator of many picture books. She lives in Pennsylvania.