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The Star-Spangled Banner

Peter Spier

Paperback

List Price: 10.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (5/27/2014)
Hardcover (5/27/2014)

Description

A book for every patriotic American kid! 

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 images
★ A reproduction of Key's original manuscript

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. It's a must-have for every American family's library.

★ A Bank Street Book of the Year
★ An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

"Spier . . . is one of our finest creators of children's books alive."—The New York Times Book Review

"Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning artist."—Publishers Weekly


Praise For The Star-Spangled Banner

★ A Bank Street Book of the Year
★ An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

"Spier . . . is one of our finest creators of children's books alive."—The New York Times Book Review

"Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning artist."—Publishers Weekly

Dragonfly Books, 9780440406976, 56pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 1992



About the Author

PETER SPIER was one of America's most popular and renowned children's illustrators. His books, acclaimed by critics and readers alike, won numerous awards and honors: Noah's Ark won the Caldecott Medal and The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night is a Caldecott Honor Book. His book People was awarded the Christopher medal, was nominated for an American Book Award, and received the National Mass Media Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for "outstanding contributions to better human relations and the cause of brotherhood."

Spier was born and educated in Amsterdam. Before coming to the United States he served in the Royal Dutch Navy. He illustrated more than 100 books and was also an avid and celebrated builder of model ships. Peter Spier died in 2017 at the age of 89.