The Biggest (and Best) Flag That Ever Flew

The Biggest and Best Flag That Ever Flew Young Caroline Pickersgill lived with her mother and grandmother in Balti Maryland Mrs Pickersgill a widow supported herself and her daughter by making flags for the ships that sailed into the city
  • Title: The Biggest (and Best) Flag That Ever Flew
  • Author: Rebecca C. Jones
  • ISBN: 9780870334405
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Young Caroline Pickersgill lived with her mother and grandmother in Balti, Maryland Mrs Pickersgill, a widow, supported herself and her daughter by making flags for the ships that sailed into the city Some soldiers from Fort McHenry came to her to order the biggest and best flag in the world, and Caroline helped to make it.When the British sailed up the Chesapeake BYoung Caroline Pickersgill lived with her mother and grandmother in Balti, Maryland Mrs Pickersgill, a widow, supported herself and her daughter by making flags for the ships that sailed into the city Some soldiers from Fort McHenry came to her to order the biggest and best flag in the world, and Caroline helped to make it.When the British sailed up the Chesapeake Bay to destroy Balti during the War of 1812, the defenders at the fort beat them back After the British sailed away the next day, the flag gallantly streaming over the fort was the one Caroline and her mother had sewn And by the dawn s early light, Francis Scott Key saw it waving o er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
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    1. Rebecca C. Jones Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Biggest (and Best) Flag That Ever Flew book, this is one of the most wanted Rebecca C. Jones author readers around the world.

    2. Caroline Pickersgill s mother makes flags for a living at her home in Balti One day, soldiers from nearby Fort McHenry came to the house to ask Mrs Pickersgill to sew the biggest flag in the whole world Caroline and her mother got right to work cutting the fifteen stars and fifteen stripes The flag was so enormous, it had to be assembled in an empty building down the street When it was done, the flag was thirty feet wide, forty two feet long, and weighed 200 pounds The flag was raised on a pole [...]

    3. I really like the illustrations And this is a good picture book for the War of 1812 which is pretty much a blip in most textbooks let alone having much of a picture book following This story tells about the mother and daughter who made the giant flag that flew in the US victory for the War of 1812 the one Key wrote Star Spangled Banner after and which now hangs in the Smithsonian The storytelling is nothing special, but it s still a worthy read for 4th of July.

    4. This historical fiction book is geared towards the younger child My son and I bought this book last year upon visiting Ft McHenry My son and I became enchanted with the place and my son started to ask questions regarding the American Flag This book was in the gift shop and the book was an instant hit with us upon reading it My son delighted in the story and was very interested in the pictures He was amazed at how big our flag was and he enjoyed seeing the different military ships and soldiers Th [...]

    5. This is directly linked to the story that I just read yesterday In the past two days, I ve learned than I ever believed I would know about origin of the Star Spangled Banner I think it s a good story worth reading about at least once in a lifetime This one is primary than the first one was and its focus is on the flag makers instead of Francis Scott Key for once, but it s still just as good a story.

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