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Fleischman, Paul


(1) 1-3 Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Wesley is a nonconformist suffering rejection from classmates until he puts his school lessons to use and founds his own civilization. Beginning with the discovery of a new staple crop that Wesley christens "swist," the idea works superbly, its flowering caught equally well in text and illustrations. A language and counting system evolve to support his innovations; it's all here and it all fits.


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