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The Disappearing Alphabet By Richard Wilbur, David Diaz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Richard Wilbur, David Diaz (Illustrator)
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur turns his sharp eye to the noble alphabet and imagines what life would be like without these twenty-six little--but powerful--letters. Packed with humor and subtle wit, the verse in this captivating picture book is splendidly matched by Caldecott Medal winner David Diaz’s hilariously clever illustrations.

About the Author

RICHARD WILBUR, one of America’s most beloved poets, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Arts Club medal of honor for literature, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen Prizes and two awards from PEN.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.

Praise For…

star “Delightful...A winner that belongs in every library.”—School Library Journal (starred review)
star “Inventively witty.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In this book, wordplay is more fun than swordplay.”—Time Magazine
“This original and delightful new alphabet book should appeal not only to children but to everyone who loves words.”—Alison Lurie

Product Details
ISBN: 9780152163624
ISBN-10: 015216362X
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2001
Pages: 32
Language: English