Red, white, blue, and Uncle who?: the stories behind some of America's patriotic symbols

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Publisher:
Holiday House,
Pub. Date:
[2001]
Language:
English
Description
If you have ever wondered how it is that the American flag is made up of stars and stripes or where Uncle Sam came from, you finally have a way to find the answers to these questions. In fact, this book discusses the origins of all the major American patriotic symbols that you can think of: the Great Seal, the Liberty Bell, "The Star Spangled Banner, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the White House, the Capitol, the National Mall, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
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ISBN:
9780823412853
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 7.5, 2 Points
Lexile measure:
960L
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Grouping Title red white blue and uncle who the stories behind some of americas patriotic symbols
Grouping Author bateman teresa
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display_description This information-packed potpourri of trivia and important facts does indeed give the stories behind 17 American patriotic symbols as diverse as Uncle Sam, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Great Seal. The lively text moves along so merrily that readers will be surprised to discover how much material is included. Each topic is given two to four pages including one or more sophisticated, witty, black-and-white line drawings. For the most part, the information is clear and complete. The coverage of the Korean War Memorial is especially welcome as there is not much in print on it. However, explaining the Vietnam War and the Korean conflict in a few sentences proves somewhat difficult. The text throughout the book is easy to read with uncomplicated sentences and short paragraphs and plenty of white space. This appealing book will be welcomed by report writers and browsers and will be a great addition to units on American history.
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subject_facet Emblems, National -- Juvenile literature, Emblems, National -- United States -- Juvenile literature, National monuments -- Juvenile literature
title_display Red, white, blue, and Uncle who? : the stories behind some of America's patriotic symbols
title_full Red, white, blue, and Uncle who? : the stories behind some of America's patriotic symbols / by Teresa Bateman ; illustrated by John O'Brien
title_short Red, white, blue, and Uncle who? :
title_sub the stories behind some of America's patriotic symbols