Alpha (Hardcover)

By Isabelle Arsenault, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763678524, 64pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2015



Discover the NATO phonetic alphabet--and find layers of connection in every letter--in a stunning abecedarian from celebrated artist Isabelle Arsenault.

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie . . . Since 1956, whenever time and clarity are of the essence, everyone from firefighters to air traffic controllers has spelled out messages using the NATO phonetic alphabet. Now, with equal precision--infused with a singular wit and whimsy--award-winning author-illustrator Isabelle Arsenault interprets this internationally recognized code and makes it her own. From the elegant Tangoto the enigmatic Echo, from the humorous Kilo to the haunting Romeo and Juliet, the striking art in this remarkable ABC book elicits laughter and curiosity, calls up endless associations, and will draw the viewer back again and again.

About the Author

Isabelle Arsenault is the acclaimed illustrator of Jane, the Fox, and Me, winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration, and numerous other picture books. She lives in Quebec.