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The War Between the Vowels and the Consonantsby Priscilla Turner
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The unknown history of letters
For as long as any letter could remember, Vowels and Consonants had been enemies.
U without N? Q without U? Mpssh! you say. Yet once, long ago, P's and Q's minded their p's and q's, and though U and I deserved not one iota of respect. For their part, Vowels knew only that the dot on the youngest i was far moe important than the most capital W.
And so they came to wage a fierce war to prove who were the better letters. But as S's outflank E's and O's surround H's, an enemy of all the alphabet appers on the horizon--one which neither Vowels or Consonants can conquer alone.
In this hilarious look at the hidden life of letters, Priscilla and Whitney Turner reveal how sworn enemies become allies and discovered what you and I now take for granted: that the pen is mightier than the swrd.
"This artful fable tells of a time when letters coexisted as two mutually distrustful social groups...Children learning to read and write will enjoy the drama and humor evident in both the words and illustrations...A high-spirited picture book recommended for reading aloud." --Booklist
"This artful fable tells of a time when letters coexisted as two mutually distrustful social groups . . . until a common enemy unites the letters to do what they do best together: make words . . . A high-spirited picture book recommended for reading aloud."--"Booklist." Color illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Priscilla Turner lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, with her husband and two children.
A teacher and illustrator, Whitney Turner is Priscilla's younger brother and lives in Riverdale, New York.
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