The Alphabet Tree

The Alphabet Tree

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by Leo Lionni

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Publishers Weekly
Old favorites find their way back into print. Leo Leonni's The Alphabet Tree was first published in 1968, during America's involvement in Vietnam. In this simple allegory, a fierce wind keeps a tree filled with timid letters at bay. A word-bug and a caterpillar instruct them to form words that say something important (the message they form: "Peace on earth and goodwill toward all men") and then the letters head for the White House. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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The Alphabet Tree, by Leo Lionni, is tops on the list of picture books that teach as well as amuse." —Time

“Handsomely illustrated . . . an amusing and informative word game." —The Chicago Sun-Times

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Random House Children's Books
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Product dimensions:
9.11(w) x 11.03(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as “a master of the simple fable” by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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The Alphabet Tree 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LucaBabe More than 1 year ago
Leo Lionni is a master of word choice. Children of all ages will love this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever since I was in Second Grade this has been my favorite children's book. It just always appealed to me. I love the simplicity of the story and the little letters. I can't say more than I will always love it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent for teaching children that letters make words and words make sentences. It also has a message about peace and goodwill.