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Johnston, Tony

The Magic of Letters

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Wendell Minor. An exuberant narrator explains what letters are ("Each letter has a name, wonderful and strange") and how they're used ("You can shuffle them around to make loads of mighty words"). Johnston furnishes scads of examples--"Roll them in your mouth like lollipops. / Clunk. Acrobat. Trout. Quesadilla. Flibbertigibbet"--that Minor brings to lyrical life in animal-studded fantastical scenes.

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