Raise the Flag

Raise the Flag : Terrific flag facts, stories and trivia!

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Packed full of wow-inducing facts and trivia, this colourful book offers much more than the average flag book. Find out how Lichtenstein and Haiti discovered they shared the exact same flag and which national flag was designed by a 15-year-old schoolgirl in this comprehensive and entertaining read.. Features 268 flags, including the national flag of every country in the world,an atlas-style chapter for each continent exploring the history of significant flags, and themed sections that introduce the many different types of flags, plus great moments in flag history (flags at the poles and in space for example) and how we communicate using flags. There's even a design-your-own flag activity and a fabulous flag quiz at the back of the book to help you get creative and test your flag knowledge!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 235 x 290 x 13mm | 526g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784932159
  • 9781784932152

Table of contents

Flag-tastic: 4

Born in Battle: 6
Knights and Heraldry: 8
Everyone Wants a Flag: 10
Flags of the Past: 12

North and Central America: 14
The Stars and Stripes: 16
Flags of Independence: 18
The Canadian Flag: 20

A World of Flags: 22
Snap! Snap Again!: 24
Local and Regional Flags: 26

Asia: 28
Flying High: 30
The Indian Flag: 32
Moons, Suns and Stars: 34
Temples and Dragons: 36

All at Sea: 38
Pirate Flags!: 40

Europe: 42
The French Flag: 44
Pride in the Past: 46
The Union Jack: 48
Nordic Crosses: 50

On Top of the World: 52
Flags at the Poles: 54
First Flag on the Moon: 56

Africa: 58
Stripes and Shields: 60
African Flag Designers: 62
Flag of Freedom: 64

Communicating with Flags: 66
Semaphore: 68
Sports Flags: 70

South America & the Caribbean: 72
Flags in Common: 74
Say it with Colour: 76

Flying the Flag: 78
Flag Fails: 80
Ceremonies and Celebrations: 82
Design Your Own Flag: 84

Oceania: 86
The Australian Flag: 88
Fluttering Birds: 90

A Flag Quiz: 92
Glossary: 94
Index: 96
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About Clive Gifford

Living right next to a nature reserve in Nottingham, UK, Tim Bradford is inspired by nature and also loves drawing people of all sizes, shapes and nationalities. Tim studied for an MA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University London.

Clive Gifford has travelled to more than 70 countries, climbed rocket launch towers, ridden on robots and flown gliders. He's had more than 200 books published and received nominations for or won Royal Society, School Library Association, Smithsonian and TES awards. He won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts 2019 for his title The Colours of History (QED). Clive lives in Manchester, UK.
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