The War Between the Vowels and the Consonants

Priscilla Turner; Illustrated by Whitney Turner

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The unknown history of letters

For as long as any letter could remember, Vowels and Consonants had been enemies.

U without N? Q without U? Mpssh! you say. Yet once, long ago, P's and Q's minded their p's and q's, and though U and I deserved not one iota of respect. For their part, Vowels knew only that the dot on the youngest i was far moe important than the most capital W.

And so they came to wage a fierce war to prove who were the better letters. But as S's outflank E's and O's surround H's, an enemy of all the alphabet appers on the horizon--one which neither Vowels or Consonants can conquer alone.

In this hilarious look at the hidden life of letters, Priscilla and Whitney Turner reveal how sworn enemies become allies and discovered what you and I now take for granted: that the pen is mightier than the swrd.

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"This artful fable tells of a time when letters coexisted as two mutually distrustful social groups...Children learning to read and write will enjoy the drama and humor evident in both the words and illustrations...A high-spirited picture book recommended for reading aloud." --Booklist

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Priscilla Turner; Illustrated by Whitney Turner

Priscilla Turner lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, with her husband and two children.

A teacher and illustrator, Whitney Turner is Priscilla's younger brother and lives in Riverdale, New York.

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The War Between the Vowels and the Consonants
Priscilla Turner; Illustrated by Whitney Turner

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Square Fish
September 1999
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374482176
ISBN10: 0374482179
Picture Book
8 5/8 x 11 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$8.99
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