BOOK COVER WITH BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND NOAH WEBSTER ON A BOAT

An Inconvenient Alphabet Book

Regular price $17.99 $9.00

Availability: In Stock Out of Stock

Product Type: BOOKS

Vendor: BOOKS

SKU: 51799

NOW FOR HALF OFF THE LIST PRICE!  Do you ever wish English was ee-zee-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...


NOW FOR HALF OFF THE LIST PRICE! 

Do you ever wish English was ee-zee-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-lee what Ben and Noah wanted.

FREE Standard Shipping on online orders over $100, excludes custom and commercial orders.
Low Flat Rate Shipping of $8.50 on orders under $100 within the continental U.S.

Recently viewed product

Loading...