An Inconvenient Alphabet

Ben Franklin & Noah Webster's Spelling Revolution

Beth Anderson
Elizabeth Baddeley

Once upon a revolutionary time, two great American patriots tried to make life easier. They knew how hard it was to spell words in English. They knew that sounds didn’t match letters. They knew that the problem was an inconvenient English alphabet.

Praise for An Inconvenient Alphabet:

Finalist for Colorado Book Awards, Children’s Literature

Junior Library Guild Selection

“Both Anderson’s text and Baddeley’s illustrations are energetic and compelling… Deelytful and iloominaating for noo and seesuned reeders alyk.” —Kirkus Reviews

"The combination of bold illustrations, humorous anecdotes, and fabulous storytelling makes this true tale anything but boring…a delightful, relatable, and eye-catchingly illustrated tale…" —School Library Journal

“Thought-provoking and entertaining.” —School Library Connection

“Engaging…A comprehensible, lively read.” —Publishers Weekly

“Beautifully done…A great book to share with students learning about language.” —PSLA Teaching and Learning Literature Review: Elementary List