The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner

Published by: Doubleday Doran & Company, Inc
Publication Date: 1942
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In this pictured version of "The Star Spangled Banner" the d'Aulaires have given to every American, young and old, a new and deeper understanding of what our national anthem represents and what its stirring words signify to all of us.

It is difficult to describe with words the inspiration which comes on seeing the words "O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave" dramatized anew in pictures that are a glowing record of our American way of life. Double-page spreads carry this refrain through the book—forming a series of mural-like interpretations of America today— at home, at school, in business, in the community life, and in the service of freedom's cause. And in full-page pictures, as vigorous and dramatic as the words, the artists have animated the verses—sometimes an entire verse—sometimes a single phrase.

Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire are winners of the Caldecott Medal for their Abraham Lincoln and creators of other distinguished best-selling picture books, such as Leif the Lucky. American citizens now, they have a growing and deeply responsible love for their adopted country and for its democratic way of life. It took rare imagination and courage to attempt such a book as this—and in so doing, the d'Aulaire's have made a permanent contribution to our American heritage and its cherished patriotism.

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The Star Spangled Banner Reprint

The Star Spangled Banner        
Reprinted in 2001 by Beautiful Feet Books
Available formats: Paperback

ISBN #1893103072

The Star Spangled Banner Reprint

The Star Spangled Banner        
Reprinted in 2000 by Applewood Books
Available formats: Hardcover


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