Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Step Into Reading: Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner by Monica Kulling

Kulling, Monica.  Walz, Richard.  Step Into Reading: Francis Scott Key’s Star-Spangled Banner, 48 pgs.  Random House for Young Readers, 2012.  $3.99.  This is a great condensed version of the true story our national anthem.  The story details the life of Francis Scott Key and how the War of 1812 influenced his writing America’s most beloved song.  The end of the book details the whereabouts of that infamous flag and it’s current home at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. EL (K-3). ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer: SL