The Resource To do : a book of alphabets and birthdays, by Gertrude Stein ; with illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young

To do : a book of alphabets and birthdays, by Gertrude Stein ; with illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young

Label
To do : a book of alphabets and birthdays
Title
To do
Title remainder
a book of alphabets and birthdays
Statement of responsibility
by Gertrude Stein ; with illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Alphabets and names make games and everybody has a name and all the same they have in a way to have a birthday," muses Gertrude Stein in To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. Written in 1940 and intended as a follow-up to her children's book The World Is Round, published the previous year, To Do is a fanciful journey through the alphabet. Each letter is represented by four names (including Gertrude for "G") and features a short story told in verse. "[This is] a birthday book I would have liked as a child," said Stein of To Do. Publishers rejected the manuscript as too complex for children, and it remained unpublished during Stein's lifetime. A text-only version issued from Yale University Press in 1957. Now, more than seventy years after Stein penned the story, To Do is appearing with illustrations, realizing the author's original concept for the book. Giselle Potter's witty and stylish illustrations provide a perfect complement to Stein's uniquely whimsical world of words, creating a truly delightful, often hilarious book that adults and children alike can appreciate and love
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1874-1946
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stein, Gertrude
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3537.T323
LC item number
T6 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Potter, Giselle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alphabet
  • Names, Personal
  • Birthdays
  • Alphabet
  • Birthdays
  • Names, Personal
Target audience
juvenile
Label
To do : a book of alphabets and birthdays, by Gertrude Stein ; with illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9780300170979
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010052431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (mostly col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670481515
  • (OCoLC)ocn670481515
Label
To do : a book of alphabets and birthdays, by Gertrude Stein ; with illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9780300170979
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010052431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (mostly col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670481515
  • (OCoLC)ocn670481515

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