Operation Alphabet


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Al MacCuish


Not many people know this, but inside an ordinary red post box in London, next to Big Ben, there exists a top secret government department… It is the mysterious Ministry of Letters, the place where all the words in the world are made. Believe it or not, every single word you’ll ever read – even these – started life inside this not-so-ordinary post box.

Charlie Foxtrot has just started school and finds learning the alphabet strange and confusing. Luckily, Charlie’s struggles are spotted by two agents from the top secret Ministry of Letters, who summon the Special Alphabet Service (S.A.S.) to the rescue. Boarding trains, dodging hungry cats, and personally escorted by a dashing Duchess, the 26 letters of the Special Alphabet Service embark on a thrilling adventure to find Charlie, teach him the alphabet and open his mind to a love of letters and stories.

This entertaining and playfully illustrated book is an ideal way to introduce young children to the wonder of words and the magic of reading.

Additional information

Weight 604 g
Dimensions 20.5 x 27 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 8 September 2011
Number of pages 64
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Luciano Lozano
Dimensions 20.5 x 27 cm
Weight 604 g
Al MacCuish is a Creative Director at Mother, one of the world's leading creative agencies. He lives in London.