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by Claire A. Nivola,Susan Campbell Bartoletti

  • ISBN: 0618267573
  • Author: Claire A. Nivola,Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (April 22, 2004)
  • Formats: lrf lit azw txt
  • Category: Kids
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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I love the illustrations by Claire A. Nivola. Three years later in 1992 she published her first Susan Campbell Bartoletti is an American writer of children's literature

I love the illustrations by Claire A. I think they fit the story perfectly. They remind me of early American sewing samplers. Three years later in 1992 she published her first Susan Campbell Bartoletti is an American writer of children's literature. She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but eventually the family ended up in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. Susan started as an English teacher and inspired many students before deciding to pursue writing in earnest.

Relates events of the 1814 Battle of Baltimore as seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old Caroline Pickersgill, who had worked with her family and their servants to sew the enormous flag which waved over Fort McHenry.

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell; Nivola, Claire . ill. Publication date. Relates events of the 1814 Battle of Baltimore as seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old Caroline Pickersgill, who had worked with her family and their servants to sew the enormous flag which waved over Fort McHenry.

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Black Potatoes . The Flag Maker Apr 22, 2004. by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Claire A.

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850, winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal. She lives in Moscow, Pennsylvania. Annika Maria Nelson studied printmaking at the University of Vienna in Austria and at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Images of The Flag Maker by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, illustrated by Claire A. Meet Caroline Pickersgill and her mother who sewed the Star-Spangled Banner. Text (c) 2004 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Illustrations (c) 2004 by Claire A. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Check out some easy ways to get the most out of reading together.

Susan Campbell Bartoletti (born 1958) is an American writer of children's literature whose work includes Kids on Strike! and Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow. She graduated from the University of Scranton in 1982. Campbell Bartoletti began her career as an eighth-grade English teacher before deciding to pursue writing in earnest.

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Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Boys, let us get up a club Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Boys, let us get up a club. With those words, six restless young men raided the linens at a friend's mansion, pulled pillowcases over their heads, hopped on horses, and cavorted through the streets of Pulaski, Tennessee in 1866. Susan Campbell Bartoletti. A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about Hitler Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, HITLER YOUTH, and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel. When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people.

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish . Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Claire A. Nivola (Illustrator). Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (2004)

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845–1850, winner of the Robert F. Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (2004). ISBN 10: 0618267573 ISBN 13: 9780618267576.

Here in lyrical prose is the story of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the national anthem of the United States. This flag, which came to be known as the Star-Spangled Banner, also inspired author Susan Campbell Bartoletti, who, upon seeing it at the Smithsonian Institution, became curious about the hands that had sewn it. Here is her story of the early days of this flag as seen through the eyes of young Caroline Pickersgill, the daughter of an important flag maker, Mary Pickersgill, and the granddaughter of a flag maker for General George Washington’s Continental Army. It is also a story about how a symbol motivates action and emotion, brings people together, and inspires courage and hope.
Comments (7)

Bladecliff
This book was a suggested reading for a class I took this fall. Dr. Bartoletti did well speaking for the Pickersgill family, imagining some of the details of their story and mixing them with historical record. While a diary or autobiography would be the most accurate way to explore this topic I suppose this is the next best thing. It's a very moving story for those of any age who care about this subject and an excellent way to make someone aware of these events who is not familiar with them. It's a great teaching tool and a reminder about the sacrifices of the generations that came before us.
Terr
This is a wonderful story about the American flag that came to be flown at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland in September of 1814. We often read about a great event unaware of how much went into producing that ending. This story of the making of this Star-Spangled Banner is beautiful and inspiring.
Wizard
Very well written book. I have read this to our 4 and 6 year old children several times and they enjoy reading and learning about our national flag! I highly recommend this.
generation of new
Well done. Great book.
Voodoozragore
This true story is great for girls, especially. It highlights industriousness and patriotism. In a world of vapid kid's books, this is a winner.
Uste
I received this book in excellent condition...it is a great resource in teaching Social Studies to my third grade students.The Flag Maker
Usanner
This is the story of the flag that came to be known as The Star-Spangled banner, told from the perspective of the flag maker's daughter.

The author tells at the back of her book that her inspiration for this story came from seeing the flag displayed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. She says, "Awestruck, I wondered whose hands had sewn such an enormous flag. When I learned that a thirteen-year-old girl named Caroline Pickersgill had helped her mother, Mary, sew the flag, I wanted to tell their story." And she has, beautifully.
I love the illustrations by Claire A. Nivola. I think they fit the story perfectly. They remind me of early American sewing samplers.
My girls loved this book and it was a treat to read aloud. The prose is poetic. Ms. Bartoletti inserts snippets of phrases from Francis Scott Key's poem into the text, and it was fun to watch my girls make that connection as we read. Here is an example from the book:

"Evening came.
The sky darkened with storm.
Rain fell.
Soon thunder and lightening joined the cannon and rockets.
Ships and fort and sky boomed and flashed together.
Each time the sky lit up, Caroline saw that her flag was still there.
At midnight, the bombing stopped.
One minute.
Ten minutes.
An hour, and all was still."

Even my three-year old listened intently to the story, and pointed out various things in the illustrations.
Included at the end is an author's note, which my children insisted on reading. (I've trained them well.) She lists some excellent sources that we will be taking advatage of to learn more about the subject.
This book was a definite hit at our house, and I'm glad we purchased it for our own library, since I know it will get re-read a lot.

Educational Themes: War of 1812, Battle of Baltimore (1814), Star-Spangled Banner, America's History, Stories about real people
The Flag Maker, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola - A story of the Star-Spangled Banner. A children's book that inspires and encourages adults and children to work hard toward something good.

While Susan Campbell Bartoletti usually writes for an older audience, I am glad that she took an aside to write this book. Her style of writing keeps the readers tied to the story and allows them to emotionally be there too. I love her patriotic nod to this historical family that typically gets ignored in America's history - not because of any lesser contribution, but because they were support, rather than at the battle's front. These brave women, hired to sew flags for young America's military, worked for many weeks on this particular flag - a huge flag that could be easily seen from many miles away. The book also emphasizes the pride the women took in making the flags - and the worry they felt when the bombardment of Ft McHenry took place (War of 1812).

Ms Bartoletti was inspired to write this story while on vacation in Washington D.C., at the Smithsonian Institute and actually saw the huge flag - the Star-Spangled Banner - she wondered about the hands that made the 350,000 stitches - who they were and how they lived. In some aspects of the book, she assumed information - for example who the helpers were, or whether young Caroline could see the Fort from her bedroom window - but the assumptions were reasonable and typical of the probable truths.

I love our American history! I love the stories of those who have gone before - who decided what was right, and moved forward toward those great goals. I love the stories of the struggles toward freedom; the people who worked, sacrificed, and succeeded in their quests to make a better world for themselves and their children. It always inspires me to be better than myself; to find the right paths in life and work toward making the world better for myself and my children.

This is a book that would enhance and be valuable to any library - public or private - to help children associate with the real people of their past, to feel pride and courage to do the right thing, and work hard to reach good goals - whether for a paid job or a personal goal - we all need these kinds of people to look up to.

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