Ox, House, Stick (Hardcover)
The History of Our Alphabet
Charlesbridge, 9781570916090, 48pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2007
Bold collage illustrations and clear prose trace the origins of our familiar letters. From the proto-Sinaitic peoples, through the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, this book follows the development of the Roman alphabet.
Includes sidebar information on punctuation, writing materials, the technology of printing, and more.
About the Author
His first job in publishing was as a foreign language consultant for Holt, Rinehart. He went on to serve in a variety of editorial and marketing capacities there, and at Houghton Mifflin Co., where he became a vice president. He left that position to join Charlesbridge (then Mastery Education Corporation) in 1981.
Don is an avid reader and a writer. His particular interests are history--especially American history--science non-fiction, and mysteries.