The Flag Maker

Here in lyrical prose is the story of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the national anthem of the United States. This flag, which came to be known as the Star-Spangled Banner, also inspired author Susan Campbell Bartoletti, who, upon seeing it at the Smithsonian Institution, became curious about the hands that had sewn it.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.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618809110

  • ISBN-10: 0618809112

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 05/14/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 7,8,9,10

  • Grade(s): 2-5

  • Reading Level:

    • Guided Reading Level R

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845–1850, winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal. She lives in Moscow, Pennsylvania. Visit her website at www.scbartoletti.com.
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Claire A. Nivola

Ms. Nivola has written and illustrated several children’s books, including Planting the Trees of Kenya. She lives with her family in Newton, Massachusetts.
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618809110

  • ISBN-10: 0618809112

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 05/14/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 7,8,9,10

  • Grade(s): 2-5

  • Reading Level:

    • Guided Reading Level R

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