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"Alphabets and names make games and everybody has a name and all the same they have in a way to have a birthday," muses Gertrude Stein in To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. Written in 1940 and intended as a follow-up to her children's book The World Is Round, published the previous year, To Do is a fanciful journey through the alphabet. Each letter is represented by four names (including Gertrude for "G") and features a short story told in verse. "[This is] a birthday book I would have liked as a child," said Stein of To Do.

Publishers rejected the manuscript as too complex for children, and it remained unpublished during Stein's lifetime. A text-only version issued from Yale University Press in 1957. Now, more than seventy years after Stein penned the story, To Do is appearing with illustrations, realizing the author's original concept for the book. Giselle Potter's witty and stylish illustrations provide a perfect complement to Stein's uniquely whimsical world of words, creating a truly delightful, often hilarious book that adults and children alike can appreciate and love.

About the Author

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was at the forefront of the development of modern art and literature. Her archive is housed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Giselle Potter has worked for the New Yorker and has illustrated more than twenty children's books. Timothy Young is curator of modern books and manuscripts at the Beinecke.

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Tammy Stevenson, June 5, 2011 (view all comments by Tammy Stevenson)
What a clever title !!! I simply love Gertrude Stein. Clever Title, interesting to combine Alphabet and Birthdays together. I cannot wait toread, and am curious to see how she combines the two.
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ISBN:
9780300170979
Author:
Stein, Gertrude
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 color illus.
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in

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