A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while most children are able to sing parts if not all of this famous American hymn, many have little idea what the words mean. This illustrated version gives not only all four verses, but also strong images of American life that will help make sense of the song.
Is It Any Good?
The images in this stunning book are beautiful, powerful, and inspiring. Illustrator Chris Gall is the great-great-grandnephew of poet Katharine Lee Bates and grew up with her original lyrics hanging on his wall. A talented illustrator, he used digitized hand engravings to create boldly colored images of American life, history, and symbols. Some of the images include the Statue of Liberty and Sacagawea, the WWII Tuskegee Airmen and the rescue workers raising the flag on Sept. 11, 2001, and a young couple working on their family farm.
While designed in children's picture book form, this book can be shared by the entire family.
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