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Fulton, Kristen

Long May She Wave: The True Story of Caroline Pickersgill and Her Star-Spangled Creation

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Holly Berry. During the War of 1812, thirteen-year-old flag-maker's daughter Caroline Pickersgill helped stitch her first flag, which flew at Fort McHenry when the British attacked. Francis Scott Key's poem (now our national anthem) immortalized the flag. Fulton's rhythmically paced prose subtly echoes the poem's lines (appended). Berry's striking collaged block prints with colored pencil contrast thick black lines with bold, patriotic colors. Bib.


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