Alphabet City

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Viking, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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The urban landscape will never look the same again. As Stephen T. Johnson demonstrates in a series of strikingly realistic pastels and watercolors, a simple sawhorse can contain the letter "A" — while lampposts alongside a highway can form a row of elegant, soaring Ys. A 1996 Caldecott Honor book, this sophisticated, wordless alphabet book is sure to appeal to young and old alike.

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User Review  - AliciaFine - LibraryThing

This is a great book for children that are learning the ABC's, this is a book with no words and just pictures. The pictures show the different letters in the alphabet in different modern cities. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - singleton2012 - LibraryThing

Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson. Viking publishing. Copy right 1995. pg. 28 Type of Book: ABC Book Summary: This book has no words. All it has is pictures and you can find the letter in the ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Stephen T. Johnson is the creator of such well-known children's books as the "Publishers Weekly" bestseller "My Little Red Toolbox", the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winner "My Little Yellow Taxi", the Caldecott Honor and "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book of the Year "Alphabet City", and the "New York Times" Best Illustrated and ALA Notable Book "A Is for Art". His drawings and paintings are in numerous private and permanent collections, including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and a mosaic mural at the DeKalb Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, New York. Johnson and his family live in Lawrence, Kansas. Visit him at

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