THE AMERICAN SPELLER by Barbara Cooney
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THE AMERICAN SPELLER

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Noah Webster's speller was, one hundred years ago, almost as much a part of the American home as the Bible. Here in an adapted version, with quaint illustrations by the author, is this compendium of sounds, letters, and meaning. Letters, individually, or in common combination are introduced and used in illustrative context. By the time the child has absorbed this text--and he should eagerly--he will be familiar with not only the vagaries of English spelling and phonetics, but with the appealing wit of Noah Webster, a plain talking American who managed to look everywhere at once with the freshness of a child's eye.
Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1960
Publisher: T.Y. Crowell
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1960




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