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Letters from New York
Letters from New York

Letters from New York

Making Pictures with the A-B-C

By Maree Coote, Illustrated by Maree Coote



24 Pages, 10.25 x 10.25

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: May 2018

ISBN 9780992491765

Rights: US & CA

Melbournestyle Books (May 2018)

Price: $17.99


A charming and engaging tour of New York City, using typography

Readers spell their way through the pictures of the city and its features and inhabitants, and every image is made from the letters that spell its name. This is a unique typographic device. Colors are bold and bright, and the portraits, buildings and animals are great fun. A playful verse accompanies each illustration. There's also a fun-facts quiz about the city and hide-and-find fun too. Supported by Teachers Notes via the back page and online.


"This rhythmic tour takes visual poetry to a new level." —Foreword Reviews

"This is an inventive and utterly captivating collection…everyone should take a look!" —Kathleen McBroom, Booklist

"A charming and engaging tour of New York City, using typography." -Making Time

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/illustrator of 11 children's picture books, including 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.