Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word

By FLEISCHMAN, Paul

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9780763690663
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Candlewick Studio


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Reviewed on April 1, 2020  |  Middle To High School

Gr 7 Up—Fleischman describes the accomplishments of 26 (one for every letter of the alphabet) inventors of systems having to do with language, words, etymology, linguistics, dialects, books, and as the author would put it, verbal wonders. The collective biography includes Daniel Nussbaum, an author who developed a language based on California vanity license plates; Jean-Dominique Bauby, a French journalist who suffered a major stroke and taught himself to write using only an eyelash; Jessie Little Doe Baird, a Native American linguis...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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