The Star-Spangled Banner
by Peter Spier
Due to careful research, Spier's artwork depicts "the dawn's early light" and "the rocket's red glare" with remarkable authenticity and detail in this celebratory book. Among the highlights: a brief history of the anthem, a reproduction of Francis Scott Key's original manuscript, music for guitar and piano chords and many photographs.
A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year, An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.