Book Nook: There’s a Monster in the Alphabet

You know what’s even better than the library? A library sale! Our library is currently having such a sale, so we headed there and picked up quite a few books (including an entire set of Childcraft for $5!) Charlotte was so excited that she got to keep these library books forever, and we made some really good finds. One such find is There’s a Monster in the Alphabet by James Rumford. The author wondered if the order of the alphabet was put in that order because of a story that could help a person remember it. While no evidence exists of such a story, he thought the story of Cadmus could possibly fit the bill, and so he told the story of Cadmus using the Phoenician alphabet. I’s a fun look at the beginnings of our alphabet and a myth at the same time.

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