Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History And Lost Art Of Diagramming Sentences

Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History And Lost Art Of Diagramming Sentences

Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Kitty Burns Florey explores the phenomenon of diagramming sentences, including its humble roots at the Brooklyn Polytechnic, where she learned the method.

Review
"Kitty Burns Florey seems to write from a great wellspring of inner calm that derives from a gleeful appreciation of life’s smallest details."
—Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls

"This book is not a primer; it’s a prize."
—Robert Hartwell Fiske, author of The Dictionary of Disagreeable English

"A wistful, charming and funny ode to a nearly lost art. Those who remember will cheer. Those who don’t will wonder what fun they missed and whether it will be preserved for future generations. All will agree Florey’s passion is infectious and entertaining."
—June Casagrande, author of Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies

From the Back Cover

A SLATE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
 
A PEOPLE PICK FOR WORD LOVERS
 
“This gem from copyeditor Florey is a bracing ode to grammar.”―People
 
In its heyday, sentence diagramming was wildly popular in grammar schools across the country. Kitty Burns Florey learned the method in sixth grade from...

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