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An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster's by Beth Anderson PDF

By Beth Anderson

ISBN-10: 1534405550

ISBN-13: 9781534405554

ISBN-10: 1534405569

ISBN-13: 9781534405561

Do you ever want English used to be eez-ee-yer to spell? Ben Franklin and Noah Webster did! Debut writer Beth Anderson and the New York instances bestselling illustrator of I Dissent, Elizabeth Baddeley, inform the tale of 2 patriots and their try and revolutionize the English alphabet.

Once upon a innovative time, nice American patriots attempted to make lifestyles more straightforward. They knew how demanding it used to be to spell phrases in English. They knew that sounds didn’t fit letters. They knew that the matter used to be an inconvenient English alphabet.

In 1786, Ben Franklin, at age 80, and Noah Webster, twenty-eight, teamed up. Their target? Make English more straightforward to learn and write. yet even for excellent thinkers, what turns out effortless can change into hard.

Children this day may be overjoyed to profit that once they “sound out” phrases, they're doing eg-zakt-lee what Ben and Noah wanted.

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