skip to content
To do : a book of alphabets and birthdays Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

To do : a book of alphabets and birthdays

Author: Gertrude Stein; Giselle Potter; Timothy Young
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, in association with Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Stein; Giselle Potter; Timothy Young
ISBN: 9780300170979 0300170971
OCLC Number: 670481515
Description: 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Book of alphabets and birthdays
Responsibility: by Gertrude Stein ; with illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young.

Abstract:

Takes us on a journey through the alphabets.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Gertrude Stein's long-lost kids' book is bizarre-and a great reflection of how children think... As To Do proceeds through the alphabet, it becomes a book not just about language learning, but about Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/670481515> # To do : a book of alphabets and birthdays
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "670481515" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ctu> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.52/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/35111260#Topic/birthdays> ; # Birthdays
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1032478> ; # Names, Personal
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/805945> ; # Alphabet
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85003819> ; # Alphabet
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/833277> ; # Birthdays
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85089622> ; # Names, Personal
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/35111260#Topic/alphabet> ; # Alphabet
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/35111260#Topic/names_personal> ; # Names, Personal
   schema:alternateName "Book of alphabets and birthdays" ;
   schema:audience <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/670481515#Audience> ;
   schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/22149082> ; # Gertrude Stein
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/35111260#Person/young_timothy> ; # Timothy Young
   schema:copyrightYear "2011" ;
   schema:datePublished "2011" ;
   schema:description "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 "G") and features a short story told in verse. "[This is] a birthday book I would have liked as a child," said Stein of To Do. Publishers rejected the manuscript as too complex for children, and it remained unpublished during Stein's lifetime. A text-only version issued from Yale University Press in 1957. Now, more than seventy years after Stein penned the story, To Do is appearing with illustrations, realizing the author's original concept for the book. Giselle Potter's witty and stylish illustrations provide a perfect complement to Stein's uniquely whimsical world of words, creating a truly delightful, often hilarious book that adults and children alike can appreciate and love."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/35111260> ;
   schema:genre "Juvenile works"@en ;
   schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
   schema:illustrator <http://viaf.org/viaf/29705949> ; # Giselle Potter
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "To do : a book of alphabets and birthdays"@en ;
   schema:productID "670481515" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300170979> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/670481515> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/35111260#Person/young_timothy> # Timothy Young
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Young" ;
   schema:givenName "Timothy" ;
   schema:name "Timothy Young" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85003819> # Alphabet
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Alphabet"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85089622> # Names, Personal
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Names, Personal"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1032478> # Names, Personal
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Names, Personal"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/805945> # Alphabet
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Alphabet"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/833277> # Birthdays
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Birthdays"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/22149082> # Gertrude Stein
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1874" ;
   schema:deathDate "1946," ;
   schema:familyName "Stein" ;
   schema:givenName "Gertrude" ;
   schema:name "Gertrude Stein" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/29705949> # Giselle Potter
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Potter" ;
   schema:givenName "Giselle" ;
   schema:name "Giselle Potter" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300170979>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0300170971" ;
   schema:isbn "9780300170979" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.