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Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who?: The Story Behind Some of America's Patriotic Symbols

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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 Allegian ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Holiday House (first published September 2001)
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Jennifer Parrish
Nov 29, 2014 Jennifer Parrish rated it really liked it
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Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? is a very informative book about the United States' history, some of it's symbols and monuments and how these came about. It is wonderfully written by Teresa Bateman and not so wordy as information books can sometimes be. It describes a sufficient amount of history for each symbol/monument and is organized with each topic getting a large font title before the description begins. There are at least several paragraphs for each topic but the text complexity is minim ...more
PennsyLady (Bev)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Grade Level: 3 and up

A wonderfully instructive look at 17 American patriotic symbols.
I found it a good learning tool for the young mind and an excellent review for the adult.
A few of the points of discussion include the flag, the eagle, the capitol, various memorials etc.

...definitely worth your consideration.....
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Duane
Mar 18, 2009 Duane rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for quick reading if you're interesting in American history and the symbols and places that make it so special. With a easy-to-understand writing style, this book should appeal to any age reader. Filled with humorous illustrations, it's a joy to read. I do like that the author makes sure not to gloss over the darker items that account for some of the symbols and places.
Sarah
Oct 01, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This is a great book that explains the meanings behind America's most important symbols.
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Dec 29, 2011 Tamara rated it liked it
A helpful look at many of America's symbols
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Teresa Bateman was born in Moscow, Idaho, but moved to Washington State when she was three-years-old and that's where she has lived most of her life.

An avid writer and reader, Teresa has been making up stories and poems since she was in grade school. "To me it was as natural as breathing," says Teresa.

In high school Teresa would drive her teachers crazy by 'creatively' completing assignments. She
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