The Flag Maker (Hardcover)
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618267576, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2004
Here is her story of the early days of this flag as seen through the eyes of young Caroline Pickersgill, the daughter of an important flag maker, Mary Pickersgill, and the granddaughter of a flag maker for General George Washington's Continental Army. It is also a story about how a symbol motivates action and emotion, brings people together, and inspires courage and hope.
Praise For The Flag Maker…
"In this accomplished work of picture book nonfiction, Bartoletti explores a hallowed event in U.S. history: the British attack of Fort McHenry in 1813 and the celebrated resilience of its garrison flag... The book's resonance owes as much to the delicate watercolors as to Bartoletti's controlled storytelling." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
As inspiring as it is elegantly turned out, this will add unusual dimension to a famous episode in our national story.