EBOOK The Flag Maker Å Susan Campbell Bartoletti
The story of the flag that came to be known as The Star Spangled banner told from the perspective of the flag maker s daughterThe 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 irls make that connection as we read Here is an example from the bookEvening cameThe sky darkened with stormRain fellSoon thunder and lightening joined the cannon and rocketsShips and fort and sky boomed and flashed togetherEach time the sky lit up Caroline saw that her flag was still thereAt midnight the bombing stoppedOne minuteTen minutesAn hour and all was stillIncluded 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 about the subject 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 DC She says Awestruck I wondered whose hands had sewn such an enormous flag When I learned that a thirteen year old Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow girl named Caroline Pickersgill had helped her mother Mary sew the flag I wanted to tell their story And she has beautifullyI love the illustrations by Claire A Nivola I think they fit the story perfectly They remind me of early American sewing samplersThis book was a definite hit with my threeirls and it was a treat to read aloud Even my three year old listened intently to the story and pointed out various things in the illustrations We liked it so much we purchased it for our own libraryEducational Themes War of 1812 Battle of Balti 1814 Star Spangled Banner America s History Stories about real people Plot SummaryTells the story of Caroline Pickersgill and her mother who sewed the Star Spangled Banner which flew over Fort McHenry in Balti during the War of 1812 It tells how Caroline s mother Mary was asked to sew the huge flag for the fort how the people of Balti sat on their rooftops watching the battle and the British defeat there in 1814Personal EvaluationThe story is written in narrative format which makes it easy to understand Some of the vocabulary used in the story would need to be explained privateers ale ramparts The story would appeal to irls with Strong Female Characters And To female characters and to with uns battle soldiers making it a reat choice for younger students learning about America s historyMemorable Literary ElementSince this nonfiction book is written in narrative format the Author s Notes at the end of the book provide much needed historical detail to support the narrative The author also provides her sources so that one cou This is a story about the flag maker who created the American
flag It takes the prospective of a little irl helping her mother They make the biggest flag It takes the prospective of a little irl helping her mother They make the biggest flag have ever made spending day and night working on all the white stars and red stripes Then they see it fly high and admire the reat work they have done and the men who came to them Then she watches as the men fight for freedom under the reat flag she had created Sh. 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 Cam.
Susan Campbell Bartoletti Ï 1 READStory and I think students especially irls would enjoy reading this book The Flag Maker also teaches that war is brutal yet ood things like hope pride and courage can come from it Nicely done story about the creation of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the US national anthem of the Star Spangled Banner During the war in 1812 a widow who owned a flag shop in Balti was asked by the US military officers to create a flag for the fort uarding the town so large that the British could see it The fictionalized story of a true event is told by Caroline Pickersgill the real life daughter of the famous flag maker Mary Pickersgill It tells the story how women sewed it its size etc and how Caroline would look out her window to see it As the British attempt to capture the town both sides mount a fight Key was detained on a British ship while the fighting was The Prime Minister of Paradise going on and penned the poem that became the anthem The author was inspired after seeing the flag at the Smithsonian It is told in a simple style withreat author s notes and flag facts The illustrator is Claire A Nivola who has #a distinct style of combining details within larger pictures She was the author and illustrator #distinct style of combining details within larger pictures She was the author and illustrator style of combining details within larger pictures She was the author and illustrator of the Trees of Kenya and the same style is evident in both This could be used in any curriculum about this period of history the roles of flags in the past present the changes etc From a family of flag makers this non fiction book tells the story through the eyes of thirteen year old Caroline Caroline and her Mother Mary Pickersgill along with the help of cousins and others sewed the flag that over Fort McHenry after the British battle of Balti and Francis Scott Keys song The Star Spangled Banner The author was so inspired by this flag which she saw on display at the Smithsonian in Washington DC that she wrote this book For a complete list of Charlie O. and the angry A's good books with a sewinguilting theme see this post This book is about a youngirl who helped her mom make flags during the Revolutionary War One day they are asked to make a huge flag so it can be seen by the British ships from miles away It takes them awhile to The Sisters of Sinai get it done but when it is the flag is bigger than the size of the room There are battles fairly often but every time the youngirl looks out her window the flag is still flying high in the wind I liked this book I think it was also telling the story of the star spangled banner song as the national anthem I would use this book in my classroom when we learn about the US flag and the national anthem This was a reat follow up to Peter Spier s The Star Spangled Banner which I did as a read aloud with my kids on Memorial Day I like that the story is told through the eyes of Mary Pickersgill s daughter Caroline and that it tells the story of the flag without having to uote Francis Scott Key at all The artwork is also very appealing and my three year old was completely enad of the story I ll want to borrow this again whenever I take my kids to the American History Museum in DC to see the star spangled banner itsel. Rtant flag maker Mary Pickersgill and the randdaughter 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. E stays up all night waiting to see the flag still flying and once she wakes she finds that the stripes and stars are still flying high This is a cool way and once she wakes she finds that the stripes and stars are still flying high This is a cool way explain some main events in American history I would probably read this to my class around fourth of July and then have them talk about it with one another and me I would ask them what they thought and what was really happening in the story It would be cool to make our own flag after reading this story have while they do it read other stories about American history I thought this was a cool prospective of a reat historical event and enjoyed reading it This book was about the making of the American flag It told how Caroline and her mother and so many others worked for weeks to make sure this flag was perfect and they hung it at Fort McKinley After the attack from the British there one night it was still waving there This is how we ot our national anthemThis book was really interesting because I don t recall ever really hearing about the process of how making the American flag occurred as much as I was taught about Francis Scott Key writing the national anthem It was interesting Dark Passage getting a different perspective This book would beood to show children another perspective on how our national anthem came to be what it is today This story covers the construction of the American Flag as it was made for Fort McHenry It is written in the viewpoint of a young irl Caroline who helped in the construction of such It is written in the viewpoint of a young irl Caroline who helped in the construction of such important flagI love how the author referenced The Star Spangled Banner song in the use of certain phrasings in her book It ave the story a sense of importance and brought it closer to its moment in history Grade 1st Grade to 4th GradeTopic American History Flag History Star Spangled Banner Women in History The Flag Maker is a book on the making of the American Flag at Fort McHenry Caroline Pickersgill and her mother began cutting sewing and stitching the biggest flag they had ever made America was fighting against the British and the country needed a
symbol representing hope and pride the American Flag was that symbol However Americarepresenting hope and pride the American Flag was that symbol However America loosing but Caroline looked at her flag flying over Fort McHenry and knew they stood a chance Not long after on an August morning a horse and his rider flew down Balti streets yelling that the British were coming That meant invasion and Balti prepared for war Then one night the British attacked and the Americans fought back Caroline fell asleep watching from her window but when morning came she looked for her flag Tired yet still high on its post Caroline saw her flag hanging with hope and pride I really liked this book I thought it was interesting to hear about Caroline and her mother s story and what Balti went through at Fort McHenry I also enjoyed reading the cover flaps because it ave some background on Caroline and even the author Susan Campbell Bartoletti Her writing was very easy to understand and I loved her illustrations they looked so real Overall I definitely recommend reading this book It a wonderful reading on our nation s hi. Pbell 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 impo.