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To do : a book of alphabets and birthdays

Author: Gertrude Stein; Giselle Potter
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, in association with Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: Alphabets and names make games and everybody has a name and all the same they have in a way to have a birthday," muses Gertrude Stein in To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. Written in 1940 and intended as a follow-up to her children's book The World Is Round, published the previous year, To Do is a fanciful journey through the alphabet. Each letter is represented by four names (including Gertrude for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Stein; Giselle Potter
ISBN: 9780300170979 0300170971
OCLC Number: 670481515
Description: 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Gertrude Stein ; with illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young.

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Won Honorable Mention for the 2011-2012 Los Angeles Book Festival in the Photography/Art category--Honorable Mention Photography/Art "Los Angeles Book Festival "

 
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