To Do

To Do

A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays

by Gertrude Stein and Giselle Potter

Hardback Publication Date: 10/05/2011

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The first ever illustrated edition of avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein's whimsical children's book

"Alphabets and names make games and everybody has a name and all the same they have in a way to have a birthday," muses Gertrude Stein in To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. Written in 1940 and intended as a follow-up to her children's book The World Is Round, published the previous year, To Do is a fanciful journey through the alphabet. Each letter is represented by four names (including Gertrude for "G") and features a short story told in verse. "[This is] a birthday book I would have liked as a child," said Stein of To Do.

Publishers rejected the manuscript as too complex for children, and it remained unpublished during Stein's lifetime. A text-only version issued from Yale University Press in 1957. Now, more than seventy years after Stein penned the story, To Do is appearing with illustrations, realizing the author's original concept for the book. Giselle Potter's witty and stylish illustrations provide a perfect complement to Stein's uniquely whimsical world of words, creating a truly delightful, often hilarious book that adults and children alike can appreciate and love.
ISBN:
9780300170979
9780300170979
Category:
Illustration
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
10-05-2011
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
229x203x18mm
Weight:
0.73kg
Gertrude Stein

"America is my country," declared expatriate Gertrude Stein, "but Paris is my hometown." In addition to writing novels, stories, plays, and poems, Stein conducted a Parisian salon that was frequented by an international array of avant-garde artists and authors.

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