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Alphabetabum: An Album of Rare Photographs and Medium Verses

A New York Review Children’s Collection Original

An ALPHABET book? An ALBUM of old photos? We named it ALPHABETABUM.

Here celebrated artists and authors Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka put a delightful new old-fashioned spin on the alphabet book. Radunsky has selected portraits of children from his spectacular collection of antique black and-white photographs. Raschka has given the children names and written deliciously teasing rhymes about them.

The result is ALPHABETABUM, a book of letters and pictures to which readers will happily return again and again both to look and to learn.

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