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A Primer about the Flag

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A Primer about the Flag
Written by Marvin Bell
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763649913
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A Primer about the Flag

author: Marvin Bell
illustrator: Chris Raschka

We see all sorts of flags every day. But why do we have them, and what are they for? In a book at once playful and thought provoking, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka illustrates Marvin Bellís "A Primer about the Flag," a short poem that raises as many questions as it does flags. Whether brandishing flags that spell out an entire maritime alphabet or little flags that pop out of a gun and say BANG, whether displaying bed-and-breakfast banners or flags on the moon, here is an exploration that may inspire children who are creating their own flags, along with poetry fans and inquisitive minds of all ages.

What is a flag? Noted poet Marvin Bell and award-winning illustrator Chris Raschka offer a whimsical investigation.
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$15.99 / $18.00
0763649910 /  9780763649913
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 11" x 8 7/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Poetry; History; Social Science;
author’s comments:
Marvin Bell is the author of more than sixteen books of poetry and has won numerous awards, including Guggenheim, Fulbright, and NEA fellowships. In 2000 he was named the first Poet Laureate for the state of Iowa. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington, and Iowa City.
illustrator’s comments:
Chris Raschka is a Caldecott MedalĖwinning illustrator of many books for children, including I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin, Jr., and Michael Sampson; Dylan Thomasís A Childís Christmas in Wales; The Grasshopperís Song by Nikki Giovanni; and A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, and A Foot in the Mouth, all by Paul B. Janeczko. Chris Raschka lives in New York City.
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