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Betsy Ross

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  49 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The life of the Philadelphia seamstress credited with sewing the first American flag.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Holiday House (first published March 1st 1994)
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Fiona Endsley
Apr 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, history
A nice biography of Elizabeth Griscom Ross for young children.
Though there are many conflicting stories about the life of Betsy Ross, and no absolute proof that she sewed the first American flag, this book favored the accounts of her life in the book The Truth About the Betsy Ross Story by Robert Morris. From her Quaker roots to her life long profession as an upholsterer, through three marrriages, many children and widowhood, she is presented as a smart, hardworking, much loved mother, business
Sierra Salyards
Title: Betsy Ross
Author: Alexandra Wallner
Genre: biography
Theme(s): patriotism, perseverance, dedication
Opening line/sentence: "Elizabeth Griscom was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 1, 1752."
Brief Book Summary: This children's book gives readers a brief history of Betsy Ross, the woman who made the first American flag. The story looks and reads like a picture book, but gives many details about Betsy's life, starting with her birth and ending at her death. The book focuses on Betsy
Alexis Stafford
Betsey Ross by Alexandra Wallner is a story about an overview of Betsey Ross’ life that I had never heard before. This story tells us about Betsey Ross as a Quaker and how her first marriage was not accepted so she had to leave the Quaker life. Betsey Ross was remarried 3 times due to the fact that her other two husbands were taken due to the war. She owned an upholstery shop that was opened with her first husband. After losing her first born child and soon after another with her third husband, ...more
Kimberly Idso
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This biography tells the story of the famous Betsy Ross. Betsy was born in Philadelphia in 1752 to a very large Quaker family. As she grew up she learned to sew. She competed in embroidery competitions, worked in a sewing shop and eventually was asked by George Washington to sew the first American Flag. During the American revolution, Betsy's first husband John died. Shortly after, she married two other men, both of which died before her. She did however, have children and loved to pass her stor ...more
This was stressful for my daughter when we read it because her husband died. Just read for the second time in conjunction with art lesson about stars. I like the instructions at the back of the book for folding/cutting a 5-pointed star.
Catherine Woodman
Children's eye view of the flag
Apr 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: informational
This book tells the story of Betsy Ross. She is the lady who sewed together our country's flag. I recommend this book for 2nd-4th grade.
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Betsy Ross
Alexandra Wallner

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a Quaker in a family of 17, Elizabeth Griscom had a very interesting life that was full of surprises. The Griscom family had so many family members, that everyone had a chore to do every day. Elizabeth, or Betsy, helped by sewing the white caps that Quaker girls wore every day. This is where her sewing career started. The school Betsy went to required four hours of an activity for homework, so Betsy used this time
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