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Our National Anthem
Our National Anthem
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Our National Anthem

by Norman Pearl
Illustrated by Matthew Skeens

If you love your country, sing! Since 1931, "The Star-Spangled Banner" has been the national anthem of the United States. Journey back to 1814, and join Francis Scott Key, the man who wrote the words to the anthem, for a close look at this song of freedom.

Reading LevelGrades 1-2
Interest LevelGrades 1-3
Lexile LevelIG650L
ATOS Level4.6
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #109019
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Dimensions9" x 11"
Page Count24
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $29.32 School/Library Price

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Children's Literature (CLCD) - Garhan Attebury

"Francis Scott Key, author of the U.S. National Anthem, is the perfect narrator for this book. He gives an account of how he came to be on a ship that witnessed the battle at Fort McHenry in 1814. His song describes the fight, and readers learn how he wrote the song as a poem with four verses. The book is informative and includes vocabulary words such as anthem, pride, banner, freedom, and united. All words to the song are included as Key wrote them, and following the text the anthem and its music are printed as we sing it today. Student readers will be able to identify the song they may hear before ballgames, at school, and at other special events. Add this book from the "American Symbols" series to classes of students in grades K through 2 and they will gain information that will be expanded upon in later grades." - Children's Literature (CLCD)

June 1, 2007

Norman Pearl

Norman Pearl

Norman Pearl has written 10 children’s books. He writes on both science and social studies topics and can’t decide which he likes better. Norman lives in tropical Miami, Florida, with his wife and son. They have a small, white, fluffy dog named Max. Max thinks he is human, so the four of them go just about everywhere together. Norman usually writes his books under a palm tree while sipping lemonade. When he needs a break, he jumps in the pool for a swim. Usually, the rest of the family follows him in.

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