The Flag Keeper by Stacy Juba

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This patriotic book is designed to teach children about U.S. flag etiquette through an educational fiction story and simple illustrations geared toward young readers. It also includes discussion questions, flag facts, and an activity.

Elizabeth may be a little bear, but she treats the American flag with big respect. Elizabeth wakes up the American flag in the morning and puts it to bed at night. She acts as her father's "flag keeper," helping him with his daily tasks of raising the flag and retiring it for the evening. She soaks up the etiquette facts that Dad teaches her, including don't leave the flag out in the dark without a spotlight. When Dad leaves for a business trip, it frustrates Elizabeth that their flag will be stuck in a boring garage. Every flag she sees reminds her of her job as flag keeper. Elizabeth grows determined to make her father proud by proving she can raise the flag herself and follow all the rules of flag etiquette.

The Flag Keeper is ideal for military families, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, classroom and library use, and for anyone who wishes to teach a special child about American flag etiquette. It is a perfect complement to patriotic holidays such as Flag Day and the Fourth of July. Please note that  the Kindle version of this book is available as a standalone, or through the Teddy Bear Town Children's Bundle, which includes three complete picture books - The Flag Keeper, Victoria Rose and the Big Bad Noise, and Sticker Shoes. The Teddy Bear Town Children's Bundle is also available as an audiobook. 

The Flag Keeper has been read by schools, troops, and families throughout the United States. Reviewers, newspapers and book bloggers have said:
"I give this book a Ten." Good Family Reads"Excellent educational book filled with information all American children should know." The Midwest Book Review"A terrific way for parents and kids to spend time together." The Staten Island Family"Very informative and carries a special spirit of patriotism." E & K Family Book Review

About Stacy Juba

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Stacy Juba is the author of the mystery novel Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, also published by Mainly Murder Press, and the children’s picture book The Flag Keeper. She is a freelance writer and former daily newspaper reporter with more than a dozen writing awards to her credit, including three New England Press Association awards. Her young adult novel Face-Off was published under her maiden name, Stacy Drumtra, when she was 18 years old. Please visit her web site to learn more about her books. She loves to hear from readers at
Published August 24, 2010 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 24 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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