Happy birthday to you!: the mystery behind the most famous song in the world

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Sleeping Bear Press,
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1st ed.
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IL: LG - BL: 5.4 - AR Pts: 0.5
To each of us who has enjoyed a piece of birthday cake, the strains of "Happy Birthday to You" are as familiar to our ears as our own names. Yet how many people know the origin of the tune and its place in American history? In 1889 Patty and Mildred Hill, two Kentucky sisters, wrote the words and composed the melody of "Good Morning to All" for their kindergarten students. Initially written as a simple greeting and welcome, they later changed the words and birthday celebrations were forever altered. But it wasn't until 1935 that the sisters' song was fully copyrighted and their names duly credited. Margot Theis Raven, the author of such inspiring children's books as Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot and Let Them Play, relates the story behind one of the most famous and oft-sung songs in the world.Margot Theis Raven's award-winning books are often set against powerful historical backdrops such as America's civil rights period. Her books for Sleeping Bear Press include America's White Table and Let Them Play, which was named a 2006 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Margot lives inCharleston, South Carolina.Chris Soentpiet's numerous books include My Brother Martin and PeaceboundTrains and reflect his interest in people, history, and culture. He has won severalprestigious awards such as the International Reading Association Children's Book ofthe Year. Chris lives in Flushing, New York.
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subject_facet Hill, Mildred J., -- 1859-1916. -- Happy birthday to you, Hill, Patty Smith, -- 1868-1946, Songs -- History
title_display Happy birthday to you! : the mystery behind the most famous song in the world
title_full Happy birthday to you! : the mystery behind the most famous song in the world / written by Margot Theis Raven ; paintings by Chris K. Soentpiet
title_short Happy birthday to you! :
title_sub the mystery behind the most famous song in the world
topic_facet Hill, Mildred J, Hill, Patty Smith, History, Songs