Ages 7-10, Paperback, $5.99
“The story of how Francis Scott Key wrote ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ is a familiar one, but seldom has it been so handsomely presented. . . The full-page oil paintings enhancing each double-page spread are reminiscent of the work of such American illustrators as N.C. Wyeth. They help make the book a fine addition to both school and public library collections.” Booklist
American Bookseller Pick of the List
Bank Street College of Education Children’s Books of the Year
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award nominee
Scholastic asked me to write this book, but once I got into the research, it took over my interest and my excitement.