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[ [ [ Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner[ FRANCIS SCOTT KEY'S STAR-SPANGLED BANNER ] By Kulling, Monica ( Author )Jan-24-2012 Hardcover Hardcover – January 24, 2012


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375980083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375980084
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Miller on January 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
The War of 1812 is one of my favorite studies. If the American Revolution was the war that gave birth to the idea of the United States, then the War of 1812 saw the upstart country grow up. Considered the second War of Independence, it established the destiny of the continent. It threatened the very existence of Canada. It firmly established the ideas that led to the Manifest Destiny, and the government-sanctioned annihilation of native populations. Early Americans were so divided about the war effort, many threaten succession, fifty years before the Civil War.

And yet, the War is largely forgotten, except for a few names of battles like the Battle of New Orleans, where the pirate Jean Lafitte became a hero, and the Battle of Chesapeake Bay, where the iconic USS Constitution -- Old Ironsides -- bested the British; and, a few legends like First Lady Dolley Madison, saving many of the treasured items from the presidential mansion during the burning of Washington D.C., and the mythic Shawnee leader Tecumseh, often compared to George Washington in his ideas.

And of course, the song, The Star-Spangled Banner.

In her recent book, Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner, Monica Kulling retells the story of this fabled song in the context of these complex historical times. She introduces young readers to the personhood of Francis Scott Key, giving the character a sense of presence that goes beyond the dry collection of dates and times. "Francis Scott Key loved writing poems," she begins. "He wrote them on horseback. He wrote them late at night. Once Francis even wrote a poem after a battle. It became America's national anthem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Burgeltz on February 21, 2013
Format: Paperback
Terrific read for 8 year old, just before visiting the Smithsonian Musuem of American History. She read it and then saw the flag the story was about - made a tremendous impression!
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By Mary Ann Minkler on July 14, 2014
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By mamaofangels on June 30, 2014
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I got to learn when the war started and Francis saw that the flag was still flying.
He was so happy!
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