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The ABC Bunny

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The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág is a children's alphabet book. It was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1934. The book is illustrated by the author in black and white, and hand lettered by her brother Howard. The music for the "ABC Song", included as a score in the book, was composed by the author's sister, Flavia.

The rhythmic and rhyming text tells the story of Bunny, driven from Bunnyland to Elsewhere after an unfortunate accident with an apple. Every letter in the alphabet is represented in Bunny’s journey.

The illustrations are original lithographs drawn by Wanda Gág.

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Wanda Hazel Gág was an American artist, author, translator and illustrator. 

She is most noted for writing and illustrating the children’s book Millions of Cats, which won a Newbery Honor Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. It is the oldest American picture book still in print.

Her The ABC Bunny also received a Newbery Honor Award.

Both her Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Nothing at All each won a Caldecott Honor Award.

In 1940 a book of edited excerpts from her diaries covering the years 1908 to 1917 was published as Growing Pains; it received wide acclaim.

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