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Alphamaniacs by Paul Fleischman
Apr 14, 2020 | ISBN 9780763690663
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    Apr 14, 2020 | ISBN 9780763690663 | Young Adult

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The ebullient charms both of Fleischman’s breezy accounts and of the work of those profiled are considerable…for anyone who enjoys words, or books themselves, there’s much to love here in the catalog of serious and silly ways in which language and letters have been deployed, reworked, analyzed, and improved on. The backmatter includes source notes and a list of resources for "Further Entertainment." Marvelously diverting.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Each individual is given a brief chapter recounting their word-related exploits, interleaved with colorful, collaged illustrations by Sweet that look like stray pages from an artist’s overstuffed sketchbook, incorporating relevant quotes and amplifying Fleischman’s themes of abundance and possibility. A unique amalgam, one that will charm many.
—Publishers Weekly

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