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

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

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Paula Wiseman/Simon and Schuster September 2018
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Language Arts Curriculum

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-leewhat Ben and Noah wanted.--from the publisher

48 pages          978-1534405554           Ages 4-8

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