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Our Flag Was Still There

Written & illustrated by Jessie Hartland
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May 21, 2019
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“So much to like about this, including the folk art–style artwork with childlike appeal, the emphasis on the women who constructed the flag, and the important ways a symbol can influence a country for generations.” —Booklist (starred review) From beloved author-illustrator Jessie Hartland comes a whimsical nonfiction picture book that tells the story of the American flag that inspired the poem and our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” If you go to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, you can see a massive American flag: thirty feet tall and forty-two feet long. That’s huge! But how did it get there? And where did it come from? Well… The story of this giant flag begins in 1812 and stars a major on the eve of battle, a seamstress and her mighty helpers, and a poet named Francis Scott Key. This isn’t just the story of one flag. It’s the story of “The Star Spangled-Banner,” a poem that became our national anthem, too. Dynamically told and stunningly illustrated, Jessie Hartland brings this fascinating and true story to life.

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author & illustrator
Jessie Hartland

<b>Jessie Hartland </b>(jessiehartland.com) has written and illustrated many picture books, including <i>Steve Jobs: Insanely Great!</i>, <i>How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum</i>, <i>Bon Appetit: the Delicious Life of Julia Child</i>, and <i>How the Meteorite got to the Museum</i>. Her paintings have been exhibited in Venice, Tokyo, Long Island, and New York City. She has painted murals at a Japanese amusement park, designed Christmas windows for Bloomingdale’s, and put her mark on ceramics, watches, and all sorts of other things. Her illustrations have appeared in the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Travel and Leisure Family</i>, <i>Martha Stewart Kids</i>, <i>Bon Appetit</i>, and <i>Fit Pregnancy</i>. She lives in New York City.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781534402331
Publication Date:
May 21, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018039717
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1534402330
Lexile® Level:
790L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.2
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
506453
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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