An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster's Spelling Revolution

byBeth AndersonIllustratorElizabeth Baddeley

Hardcover | September 25, 2018

An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster's Spelling Revolution by Beth Anderson
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“Delightful, relatable, and eye-catchingly illustrated.” —School Library Journal
Deelytful and iloominaating for noo and seesuned reeders alyk.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Thought-provoking and entertaining.” —School Library Connection
“Engaging...A comprehensible, lively read.” —Publishers Weekly

Do you ever wish English was eez-ee-yer to spell? Ben Franklin and Noah Webster did! Debut author Beth Anderson and the New York Times bestselling illustrator of I Dissent, Elizabeth Baddeley, tell the story of two patriots and their attempt to revolutionize the English alphabet.

Once upon a revolutionary time, two great American patriots tried to make life easier. They knew how hard it was to spell words in English. They knew that sounds didn’t match letters. They knew that the problem was an inconvenient English alphabet.

In 1786, Ben Franklin, at age eighty, and Noah Webster, twenty-eight, teamed up. Their goal? Make English easier to read and write. But even for great thinkers, what seems easy can turn out to be hard.

Children today will be delighted to learn that when they “sound out” words, they are doing eg-zakt-lee what Ben and Noah wanted.
Title:An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster's Spelling RevolutionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:48 pages, 11 X 9 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:48 pages, 11 X 9 X 0.5 inPublished:September 25, 2018Publisher:Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1534405550

ISBN - 13:9781534405554

Appropriate for ages: 4

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