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The History of Our Alphabet
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This must-have book explores the evolution of the modern English alphabet from picture writing (Egyptian, Sinaitic, Phoenician) to a true alphabet (Greek, Roman). It presents the accepted origin of each letter, and its meaning, shape, and pronunciation over time.
Engaging facts enliven the story: "Z is the only letter that was once thrown out of the alphabet and later allowed back in." Clear graphics compare the letter's changing forms and illustrate early writing methods and tools.
Perfect for the Montessori Elementary classroom, it includes further print and online resources for adults and children. By Don Robb. Illustrated by Anne Smith. Paperback, 48 pages. Ages 6+.
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