an inconvenient alphabet: Ben franklin and noah websters spelling revolution

Simon & Schuster

Once upon a revolutionary time, two great American patriots tried to make life easier. They knew how hard it was to spell words in English. They knew that sounds didn’t match letters. They knew that the problem was an inconvenient English alphabet.

Praise for An Inconvenient Alphabet:

“Both Anderson’s text and Baddeley’s illustrations are energetic and compelling… Deelytful and iloominaating for noo and seesuned reeders alyk.” Kirkus

The combination of bold illustrations, humorous anecdotes, and fabulous storytelling makes this true tale anything but boring…a delightful, relatable, and eye-catchingly illustrated tale… School Library Journal

“Thought-provoking and entertaining.” —School Library Connection
“Engaging…A comprehensible, lively read.” Publishers Weekly

“Beautifully done…A great book to share with students learning about language.” PSLA Teaching and Learning – Literature Review: Elementary List

Finalist for Colorado Book Awards – Children’s Literature

Junior Library Guild Selection