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The Handmade Alphabet
Contributor(s): Rankin, Laura (Author)

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ISBN: 0140558764     ISBN-13: 9780140558760
Publisher: Puffin Books
OUR PRICE: $7.64  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 1996

Annotation: Inspired by her Deaf stepson, Rankin created this alphabet book, which celebrates the expressiveness of sign with lyrical clarity and creativity. Each illustration is imaginatively linked to a word that begins with a corresponding letter of the written alphabet. The art is eloquent and elegant, and the hands are all different - male and female, large and small. This softcover edition replaces the hardcover edition.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Disabilities & Special Needs
Dewey: 419
LCCN: 90024593
Age Level: 2-5
Grade Level: Preschool-K
Series: Picture Puffin Books
Physical Information: 0.1" H x 8.46" W x 9.97" (0.29 lbs) 32 pages
- Theometrics - Secular
- Religious Orientation - Christian
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/18/1996
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Gorgeous pencil illustrations of diverse human hands--male and female, young and old--signing the letters of the alphabet make this alphabet book an incredible learning resource. The entries are further supplemented with objects that begin with the same letter. Author Laura Rankin was inspired to create this book by her deaf stepson. It is a wonderful introduction to the alphabet and to sign language, and the art is beautiful enough to merit sharing it with adults as well.

Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book

"Brilliant . . . Hauntingly luminous."--The New York Times Book Review

"Exquisitely detailed, realistically portrayed hands of different ages, sexes, and colors demonstrate the positions for the manual alphabet used in American Sign. An excellent introduction."--Kirkus Reviews

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