Kroll, Steven

By the dawn's early light the story of the Star spangled banner - New York Scholastic Inc. 2000, c1994. - 40 p. col. ill. 29 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 39) and index. An account of the writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner," detailing how Key was actually behind enemy lines at the time seeking release of a captured friend from the British, who would not allow their departure until the bombardment of Baltimore was completed.


Key Francis Scott 1779-1843 Juvenile literature
Star-spangled banner (Song) Juvenile literature
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Patriotic poetry, American -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Juvenile literature