The Star-Spangled Banner: America's National Anthem and Its History

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Picture Window Books, Jan 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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Have you ever wondered how the Star-Spangled Banner became our national anthem? Learn the history of the United States' signature song in this visually stunning book.

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Review: The Star-Spangled Banner

User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

I love Peter Spier, so I was sure I would love this book. The inclusion of the Salt Lake LDS temple among the pictures of the nation's places of worship (and this be out motto, "In God is our trust.") was the cherry on top for me! Read full review

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

Peter Spier's illustrations are, as always, amazing, and the note about the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner is informative (intended, I think, for adults), but I just can't get excited about the song itself. Read full review

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Marsha Qualey was born in Austin, Minnesota and has lived in Montana, Texas, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. She now resides in St. Paul with her husband and four children.

Todd Ouren has been a professional artist for over 20 years. Todd has illustrated and designed numerous award-winning books and greeting cards. Raised near Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Todd now lives in Mankato, Minnesota with his wife and three boys. In our spare time we enjoy watching our kids play sports, traveling, hiking, kayaking and spending time at the lake. Todd Ouren is a published author and an illustrator of children's books.

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