Long May She Wave (Hardcover)

The True Story of Caroline Pickersgill and Her Star-Spangled Creation

By Kristen Fulton, Holly Berry (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, 9781481460965, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Discover the story of the girl who sewed the American flag that inspired the lyrics of the National Anthem in this beautifully illustrated celebration of our country’s iconic symbol for freedom.

Caroline Pickersgill came from a family of the best flag makers in Baltimore. She and her family proudly stitched the grand flag that gallantly whipped in the wind over Fort McHenry.

But when the British attacked Baltimore on September 12, 1814, would those broad stripes and bright stars still wave strong? Would America still be free and remain the home of the brave?


About the Author

Nonfiction picture book author Kristen Fulton calls central Florida home. But, she spends the majority of the year traveling across America. She visits every museum and history center that she can find along her journey. Wafting through dusty artifacts, Kristen is always on the lookout for her next story. Want to learn more about Kristen or when she will be in your area for author events? Visit KristenFulton.com.

Holly Berry is a block printmaker and acclaimed illustrator of a number of picture books, including Colorful Dreamer, How Mama Brought the Spring (Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book), The Impudent Rooster (Society of Illustrators Silver Medal), and Market Day (Golden Kite Award). She received her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Holly and her husband Chris are the parents of two grown daughters and live on a small blueberry farm with their cats in Waldoboro, Maine. Learn more about Holly on her website, HollyBerryDesign.com.


Praise For Long May She Wave: The True Story of Caroline Pickersgill and Her Star-Spangled Creation

“A strong look at women who up took up needle and thread to inspire a town, a man, and ultimately a nation.”