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Alpha

illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

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list price: $18.99
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published: Aug 2015
ISBN:9780763678524
publisher: Candlewick Press
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Discover the NATO phonetic alphabet—and find layers of connection in every letter—in a stunning abecedarian from celebrated artist Isabelle Arsenault.

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie . . . Since 1956, whenever time and clarity are of the essence, everyone from firefighters to air traffic controllers has spelled out messages using the NATO phonetic alphabet. Now, with equal precision—infused with a singular wit and whimsy—award-winning author-illustrator Isabelle Arsenault interprets this internationally recognized code and makes it her own. From the elegant Tangoto the enigmatic Echo, from the humorous Kilo to the haunting Romeo and Juliet, the striking art in this remarkable ABC book elicits laughter and curiosity, calls up endless associations, and will draw the viewer back again and again.

About the Author

Isabelle Arsenault is an internationally renowned children’s book illustrator whose work has won many awards. Her books include Alpha, Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear, Cloth Lullaby by Amy Novesky, Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. Pendziwol and Migrant by Maxine Trottier.

Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault first collaborated on the graphic novel Jane, the Fox and Me, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustration (French) and the Joe Shuster Awards for Best Writer and Best Artist. It was also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book.

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Contributor Notes

Isabelle Arsenault is the acclaimed illustrator of Jane, the Fox, and Me, winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration, and numerous other picture books. She lives in Quebec.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
k to 3
Editorial Review

For kids who may have heard the letters used in movies or on TV, learning this code alphabet could turn into a game.
—Kirkus Reviews

Fine artwork and design sense give this creation quiet allure.
—Publishers Weekly

...beautifully designed and lovingly illustrated in Arsenault’s signature retro style..."
—School Library Journal

Alpha is a smart, nice-looking, and useful take on the classic children’s abecedarian.
—Words on the Word (blog)

This would be an engaging selection for a teacher or librarian to share with intermediate grade students in a whole-group setting.
—School Library Connection

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