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Letters from America
Letters from America

Letters from America

Making Pictures with the A-B-C

Illustrated by Maree G Coote



36 Pages, 10.25 x 10.25

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $22.99 (US $22.99) (CA $30.99)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9780648568445

Rights: US & CA

Melbournestyle Books (Sep 2021)

Price: $22.99


There are shapes all around us - shapes that look like the letters of the A-B-C. In this colorful, fun tour of the United States every picture is made with letters of the alphabet - in fact, each picture is made only with the letters that spell the name of the person or place. Can you find the letters hidden in the pictures? Discover the letters that spell America, from Niagara to the Golden Gate Bridge: from Sacagawea to Abraham Lincoln. Letters From America is a fun and educational introduction to Letter Art and typographic design. Letter Art encourages spelling, letter recognition, observation, and design skills.


"A fresh tribute to the creative possibilities of letter-form art: stylish and sophisticated." --Kirkus Reviews on Animology

"Readers will finish the book both awed and eager to embark on their own typographical experiments." --Publishers Weekly on Spellbound

Author Biography

Maree Coote is a writer, designer, illustrator, typographer and photographer. She is the author of two gold award-winning histories, The Melbourne Book and The Art of Being Melbourne, and is author and illustrator of eleven children's picture books, including When You Go to Melbourne, Spellbound, Alphabet City Zoo, and The Black Pot Belly. Spellbound won the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Special Mention Prize in Italy 2017, the Nami Island Illustration 'Distinction' award in South Korea 2017, and is shortlisted for the CBCA 2017 prize in Australia.