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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Wonderful Illustrations. - Goodreads
I enjoyed the great pictures in this book. - Goodreads
Beatifully illustrated and educational. - Goodreads
Very cool illustrations of letters found in the city. - Goodreads
I loved the pictures that were included in this book. - Goodreads
The photography used was very neat and different. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Alison Durbin - Goodreads

I loved this book , and I thought the illustrations were beautiful! I think that this book can not only teach young children the alphabet, but it can give them an extra challenge by trying to find the letters in their pictures. I would love to add this book to my collection! Read full review

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User Review  - Mallory Dunn - Goodreads

Alphabet City is a book of pictures of objects and structures found in the "real world" that resemble the letters of the alphabet. "E' is represented by a traffic light from a side view, "T" is ... 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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