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Our Flag Was Still There
The Story of the Star Spangled Banner

Written by: Tracy Leininger Craven
Illustrated by: Bill Farnsworth
Page count: 48
Target Ages: 3 years and older
Size: 13.25" x 14.25"
Price: $16.99

Our Flag Was Still There tells the inspiring tale behind the writing of America's beloved anthem. The story is filled with drama, suspense, and danger. Francis Scott Key, captured by the British while conducting a prisoner release negotiation during the War of 1812, finds himself an unwilling spectator of the enemy's bombardment of Fort McHenry. As bombs burst overhead, the captive strains his eyes for sight of the "broad stripes and bright stars" that will tell him the fate of the city of Baltimore. Does the flag still wave proudly or has she been torn from her post by British invaders? Francis Scott Key's poem, written the next morning as a result of his suspenseful night, became "The Star Spangled Banner".

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