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Lear, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0688009654 / ISBN 13: 9780688009656
Editore: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, New York, N.Y., 1983
Da Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA (Talent, OR, U.S.A.)

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Signed by the illustrator, Carol Newsom, with "best wishes" on title page. A whimsical rhyming alphabet book with bright illustrations on every page. Fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a half inch closed tear on front panel. Library binding edition. A bright copy!. Codice inventario libreria 16325

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Casa editrice: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, New York, N.Y.

Data di pubblicazione: 1983

Legatura: Hardcover.

Illustratore: Newsom, Carol

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

autografato: Signed by Carol Newsom

Edizione: First Edition

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Once there was a little rhyme,



Little rhyme.

About a bunch of lovely letters,



All settery

Little letters.

Then someone smart

Created some art.



Aren't you smarty

Little art.

And this is now a



Just cant stoppity

Alphabet book.

Take a look!


An Edward Lear Alphabet was first published in 1871, illustrated with the King of Nonsense's own incongruously matter-of-fact pen-and-ink sketches. Evidently Lear composed this rhyming alphabet for some children he befriended in a hotel, leaving a poem a day on the family's breakfast table. "A was once an apple pie, / Pidy / Widy / Tidy / Pidy / Nice insidy / Apple pie," he begins jauntily. Kids will love repeating the verses out loud--"E was once a little eel, / Eely / Weely / Peely / Eely / Twirly tweely / Little eel"--particularly early readers just learning to sound out words. Vladimir Radunsky's modern, explosively colorful, rather Monty Python-like collages (reminiscent of Yucka Drucka Droni) complement Lear's simple verse remarkably well, considering the century-long leap in style and attitude. These bold illustrations, many of which conjure a bald, bearded, bespectacled Lear, make the whimsical poet's verse all the more accessible. Readers who adore Lear and his joyful frivolity should also investigate the 1846 classic A Book of Nonsense, a rollicking, ridiculous poetic romp that no child or adult should be without. (Ages 3 to 6) --Karin Snelson

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