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Alphabet City

Written & illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson
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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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Who Wrote Alphabet City

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Stephen T. Johnson

Stephen T. Johnson is the creator of such well-known children’s books as <i>My Little Red Toolbox</i>, a <i>Publishers Weekly</i> bestseller; <i>My Little Blue Robot</i>, a <i>Newsweek</i> Holiday pick; <i>A Is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet</i>, an ALA Notable and a <i>New York Times</i> Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and <i>Alphabet City</i>, recipient of a Caldecott Honor, a <i>New York Times</i> Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. His artwork can be found in permanent and public collections including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; the DeKalb Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn, New York; the Universal Metro Station in Los Angeles, California; and Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas. Stephen is a professor at the University of Kansas and he lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

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October 1, 1995

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