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By Michael Rosen

ISBN-10: 1619025167

ISBN-13: 9781619025165

Publish 12 months note: First released January 1st 2013
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How in the world did we repair upon our twenty-six letters, what do they honestly suggest, and the way did we come to put in writing them down within the first position?

Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable experience during the heritage of the alphabet in twenty-six shiny chapters, fizzing with own anecdotes and interesting proof. beginning with the mysterious Phoenicians and the way sounds first got here to be written down, he races directly to convey how nonsense poems paintings, pins down the unusual tale of okay, strains our 5 misplaced letters and tackles the tyranny of spelling, between many many different issues. His heroes of the alphabet diversity from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the 2 scribes of Beowulf to rappers. each one bankruptcy takes on a distinct topic - even if it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries. Rosen's enthusiasm for letters absolutely leaps off the web page, even if it's the tale of his lifestyles advised in the course of the typewriters he's owned or a bankruptcy on jokes written in a string of gags and be aware video games.

This is the ebook for a person who's ever questioned why Hawaiian purely has a thirteen-letter alphabet or how precisely to write the sound of a wild raspberry.

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