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Author Fleischman, Paul, author.
Title Alphamaniacs : builders of 26 wonders of the word / Paul Fleischman ; art by Melissa Sweet.
Pub Info Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2020
book jacket
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Edition First edition.
Descript 144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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still image sti rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-141).
Contents The invitation -- Daniel Nussbaum -- Jean-Dominique Bauby -- Thomas Urquhart -- Jessie Little Doe Baird -- Marc Okrand -- Ignatius Donnelly -- Ross Eckler -- Frederic Cassidy -- Doris Cross -- Robert Shields -- Sven Jacobson -- Mike Gold -- David Wallace -- Bohumil Hrabal -- CorĂ­n Tellado -- Raymond Queneau -- Georges Perec -- Simon Vostre -- Howard Chace -- Robert McCormick -- Mary Ellen Solt -- A. A. Morrison -- Ernst Toch -- David Bryce -- Allen Read -- Ludwik Zamenhof.
Summary This book profiles twenty-six authors with original and distinctive approaches to literature and language. From a man who used vanity license plates to tell stories and a woman who made new poems by subtracting letters from published works, to people who studied word origins and variations, this is a celebration of the adventurers who have explored language with a sense of curiosity and playfulness. -- adapted from information provided and jacket.
Subject Erasure poetry -- Juvenile literature.
Plays on words -- Juvenile literature.
Authors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Literature -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Erasure poetry.
Plays on words.
Authors -- Biography.
Literature -- Miscellanea.
Language and languages -- Miscellanea.
Publishers and publishing -- Miscellanea.
Book industries and trade -- Miscellanea.
Literature -- Miscellanea.
Alphabet -- Miscellanea.
Plays on words.
Authors -- Biography.
Genre Young adult nonfiction.
Creative nonfiction.
Subject Biography.
Genre Illustrated works.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Alt Title Alpha maniacs
ISBN 9780763690663
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