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vintage 'a peaceable kingdom' shaker alphabet book

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the shaker abecedarius, delightfully illustrated with
paintings by alice and martin provensen.

the rhyme and meter of this alphabet verse helps
children enjoy learning to read.

a shaker education was simple and practical, encouraging
children to become active members in the community.
despite their strict, sober behaviour, shakers loved song,
dance and mime. this whimsical and appealing book is 
evidence of their belief in the importance of fun learning.

afterword by richard meran barsam

paperback
good vintage condition, sold as seen.
an ala notable book
published by puffin books, 1978

26 x 17 cm

made in the usa