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Alphamaniacs : builders of 26 wonders of the word

Author: Paul Fleischman; Melissa Sweet
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Step right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they collected, dissected, and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind. Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid, unable to move the rest of his body. Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place, and after posing hundreds of questions to folks all over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Creative nonfiction
Biographies
Juvenile works
Trivia and miscellanea
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fleischman, Paul.
Alphamaniacs.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1109426685
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Fleischman; Melissa Sweet
ISBN: 9781536205954 1536205958
OCLC Number: 1151623679
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations.
Responsibility: Paul Fleischman ; art by Melissa Sweet.

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Step right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they collected, dissected, and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind. Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid, unable to move the rest of his body. Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place, and after posing hundreds of questions to folks all over the United States, amassed (among other things) 176 words for dust bunnies. Georges Perec wrote a novel without using the letter e (so well that at least one reviewer didn't notice its absence), then followed with a novella in which e was the only vowel. A love letter to all those who love words, language, writing, writers, and stories, Alphamaniacs is a stunningly illustrated collection of mini-biographies about the most daring and peculiar of writers and their audacious, courageous, temerarious way with words.

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Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word

by barker_patricia (WorldCat user published 2021-02-18) Good Permalink

This book is about 26 people who took words and/or language and came up with some of the most fascinating creations. Words on a page can be turned into math, poetry, art, music, and so much more. Words can be written so small that you can not read them without the help of some serious magnification....
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