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Alphamaniacs Download ☆ 104 Ä Are you a word person A curiosity seeker An explorer Take a look at these twenty six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sportStep right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they collected dissected and constructed verbal wonders oN Dominiue Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid unable to move the rest of his body Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place and after posing hundreds of uestions to folks all over the United States amassed among other things 176 words for dust bunnies Georges Perec wrote a novel without using the letter e so well that at l. I get what the book is supposed to do and the combination of Fleischman and Sweet is usually a uirky mix of creativity and storytelling but this one didn't do it for me I wasn't absolutely sure what each contribution was because I was distracted by the artwork and it wasn't clearly delineated in how it was a wonder of the wordThis read like a Guinness Book type book than a nonfiction book that is part biographical and part appreciation of creative people

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East one reviewer didn't notice its absence then followed with a novella in which e was the only vowel A love letter to all those who love words language writing writers and stories Alphamaniacs is a stunningly illustrated collection of mini biographies about the most daring and peculiar of writers and their audacious courageous temerarious way with word. What it's about This book is a nonfiction work that reviews 26 authors whose love for language came through in amazing and unusual ways This book hits many different categories literature history biography etymology art math Each chapter is 3 4 pages long often featuring interesting supplemental art What I thought I happened across a publisher's advertisement for this book that included a brief A with the author and the illustrator along with a few sample chapters I was so taken with the first few chapters that I got a copy of the book and then recommended the book for adoption by the Gifted and Talented program at my middle school I think it could serve as a source of inspiration to the GT students as they consider their own areas of interest and prepare to work on projects that reflect their interests In filling out the paperwork for adopting this book into the curriculum I noted that it contains glancing references in the latter half to some authors' works that some might find controversial the words rape abortion erotica and obscenity are mentioned as part of the discussions But there is nothing graphic and the word choice throughout remains classroom friendly for tweens and teens Why I rated it like I did This is a very short enjoyable engaging book that really opened my eyes to the many ways one can splash through the waters of language Those who love language will love see how others have explored it and twisted it and played with it in dozens of ways And those who don't love language may be encouraged to consider the many fascinating things we have done and can do with the written word and communication

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AlphamaniacsAre you a word person A curiosity seeker An explorer Take a look at these twenty six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sportStep right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they collected dissected and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind Jea. A delightful playful journey through linguistic inventions and innovations of all kinds Wonderfully complemented with Melissa Sweet's colorful collage illustrations Fleischman breezily chronicles a catalog of serious and silly ways language and letters are uniuely applied reworked improved upon An entertaining treat for word nerds and bibliophiles alike