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Get ready for a Stars and Stripes surprise!

When Mr. C tells the class they’ll be learning about Betsy Ross, Abigail is confused. What could the “what-if” question be?

Turns out that no one knows for sure if Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag! But whether she did or not, the kids have a job to do—Babs Magee is up to her old tricks and plans to take credit for sewing the flag. Abigail and the boys see this as their chance not only to stop Babs, but also to set history straight.

But once they start trying to figure out the truth, what they discover surprises them all...

Stacia Deutsch is the author of more than fifty children’s books, including the eight-book, award-winning chapter book series Blast to the Past. She has also written the tween novel Mean Ghouls as well as books for the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew and The Boxcar Children series. Stacia has been on the New York Times bestseller list for the novelizations of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Smurfs movies. For new releases and school visit information, visit StaciaDeutsch.com.

Rhody Cohon does all the research and editing for the Blast to the Past series. She has a master’s degree in computer engineering. Rhody lives with her family in Tuscon, Arizona.

Guy Francis was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He lived in the city but was raised on a farm. As a child, he spent many summers working and playing on his family ranch, where he and his dad, brothers designed and built a cabin. Now, it’s a place they all go to relax. Guy began illustrating at the age of nine. His first projects included his 4th grade bulletin board and numerous cartoon characters commissioned by his friends for 25¢. It wasn’t until high school that Guy realized a person could make a living being an artist, and while attending Brigham Young University, he got his first children’s picture book job illustrating Showdown at Slickrock by Pat Bagley. Since then, he has published a variety of work including book covers, children’s games, early chapter books, and picture books. He is thrilled to be making a living doing what he loves. Guy has always liked building, fixing, or creating things. His current projects range from fixing up his rusty old ‘46 Chevy pickup truck to remodeling a studio in his home. Guy also enjoys his model trains, flying RC airplanes, camping, and rock climbing. His wife, Lorien, and their four children, Calvin, Samantha, Madeline, and Max, are pretty good art critics and often visit the studio in his home to help out.

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