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The Star-Spangled Banner [Paperback]

By Peter Spier (Author) & Francis Scott Key (Joint Author)
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Item description for The Star-Spangled Banner by Peter Spier & Francis Scott Key...

A concise history of the national anthem, with the lyrics of the "Star Spangled Banner," music for piano and guitar chords, and a reproduction of Key's original manuscript

Publishers Description
To the words of the national anthem, Peter Spier has set some of his finest illustrations ever--each glowing with color and each a bit of Americana in itself. As in any Spier book, inspiration has been backed up by careful research and observations, so that every detail bears the mark of authenticity. The music is provided at the back of the book, including guitar chords, for those who like to sing or play. There are also historical notes and maps about the War of 1812 and how The Star-Spangled Banner came to be written, as well as a reproduction of Francis Scott Key's original manuscript.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Dragonfly Books
Pages   56
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12" Width: 8.6" Height: 0.2"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 1992
Publisher   Dragonfly Books
Age  4-8
ISBN  0440406978  
ISBN13  9780440406976  
UPC  071009010956  

Availability  2 units.
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More About Peter Spier & Francis Scott Key

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Winner of the 1978 Caldecott Medal for Noah's Ark and a 1962 Caldecott Honor for The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, PETER SPIER is one of America's most popular and renowned illustrators. He has illustrated over one hundred books, and his work can be found in museums and private collections across the country. In addition to illustrating and writing, Mr. Spier is an avid and celebrated builder of model ships. He and his wife live in Shoreham, New York.

Peter Spier has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Picture Yearling Book
  2. Reading Rainbow Books

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( S ) > Spier, Peter
4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > Colonial
5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
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Educational  Aug 20, 2005
This book is great for young minds learning about the great history of America. It reminded my son and I of the opportunities we have here because of the freedom we enjoy and that is due to the many brave soldiers who have fought over the years for that very purpose. Also, wonderful illustrations!!!
Nicely detailed illustrations introduce our National Anthem  Jun 13, 2001
Peter Spier is one of my favorite illustrators of children's books. Here, his illustrations for three verses of Francis Scott Key's poem and song, "The Star-Spangled Banner," provide an excellent introduction for children to the meaning behind his famous lyrics.

I usually read this aloud to primary classes around a patriotic holidays. This year, because of our late school year, I read it for Flag Day. Since the words and historical setting are unfamiliar to most younger students, I have begun introducing this book with "The Story of 'The Star Spangled Banner,'" which can be found in "The Children's Book of America," edited by William J. Bennett. These two volumes make fine companions.

Even with this introduction, Key's text needs explaining, however with Spier's finely detailed illustrations, this task is much easier. Children love to examine the intricacies and they usually come up with some excellent comments and questions. On the page featuring Arlington National Cemetery, they ask about who died in battle, why some of the grave markers are stars instead of crosses, and why the flag is flying at half-mast.

Our copy of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is nearly worn out from heavy use. That should say something about the popularity of this excellent patriotic book.

A book to inspire young patriots,  Feb 7, 1999
our four-year-old claims this is his FAVORITE book. Perhaps it is because his mother chokes up and tears drop to her cheeks as she reads this book. We have found that this is an excellent read-aloud and has stretched our four-year-old's language skills in many ways. As if The Star Spangled Banner weren't moving enough, the arrangement of pictures flows along with the words of the song to create an image of heroics and bravery. In addition, little incidentals like soldiers feeding their horses and wet clothes hanging to dry aboard ship cause us to remember that these were real people fighting. Peter Spier mixes history with the present as he causes us to remember what these men were fighting for. We see schools and businesses, Arlington Cemetery and the Statue of Liberty, cities and rural farms, synagogues and churches, Amish buggies and a Friends Meeting House all as evidence of our cultural diversity. We also see that the fight continues as we witness a renovation project and scientists working in a lab. The first, second and fourth verses are illustrated. The pictures help the capable parent define words such as "conceals" and "discloses." In addition, the artwork contains so much information and story that conversation just develops as the book is read. There is an oustanding collection of Flags of America and a thorough history of the War of 1812. The words to all four verses of the Star Spangled Banner and the music by J Stafford Smith follow. Peter Spier is becoming our hero as the author of our favorite children's books.

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