Wednesday, November 26, 2014

By the Dawn's Early Light, The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner....

By the Dawn's Early Light is an unforgettable tale of how Francis Scott Key came to write "The Star-Spangled Banner".  Steven Kroll's picture book seems to be an accurate account of this trying time in the history of our nation.  I had no idea of the story behind the anthem and was utterly amazed by it.  The words of the song took on a new meaning after reading By the Dawn's Early Light.  And, not only is this a wonderful story, but Dan Andreasen's illustrations are absolutely gorgeous!  This is a story that should be told and Kroll's book is a great way to do it.  His book will captivate young and old Americans alike.  

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