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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

A dictionary of real and invented words used by the world's best storyteller. The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary reveals what they mean, where they came from and how he used them in his stories. It will inspire you to choose and use each word brilliantly in your own writing - wheth... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780192736451
Barcode 9780192736451
Published 16 June 2016 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dictionaries, Oxford
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Contributions by Rennie, Susan
Contributions by Dahl, Roald
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ISBN-13 9780192736451
ISBN-10 0192736450
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 16 June 2016
International Publication Date 2 June 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dictionaries, Oxford
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Contributions by Rennie, Susan
Contributions by Dahl, Roald
Category Reference
Dictionaries
English Language Readers
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 234mm
Height: 251mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 969g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress English language, Dahl, Roald
NBS Text Children's Dictionaries
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 423
Catalogue Code 651649

Description of this Book

A new unique Roald Dahl Dictionary from Oxford. This is not an ordinary dictionary. After all, you wouldn't expect an 'Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary' to be ordinary, would you? Lots of dictionaries tell you what an 'alligator' is, or how to spell 'balloon' but they won't explain the difference between a 'ringbeller' and a 'trogglehumper', or say why witches need 'gruntles' eggs' or suggest a word for the shape of a 'Knid'. This dictionary does all those things. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, like 'biffsquiggled' and 'whizzpopping' to remind you what means what, but that is not all. You'll also find out where words came from, rhyming words, synonyms and lots of alternative words for words that are overused. Oxford Children's Dictionaries are perfect for supporting literacy and learning and this is the world's first Roald Dahl Dictionary from the word experts at Oxford University Press. With real citations from Roald Dahl's children's books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, this is authoritative, engaging and accessible and will inspire and encourage young writers and readers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It's hard to find the right word to express our levels of excitement around the 'Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary'. Squacking? Jumpsquiffling? Gigantuous? Roald Dahl's inventive, playful use of language is such a key element of his writing, whether he was using existing words in his own mischievous way or inventing extra-usual new ones. It is wonderful to have this dictionary compiled with such expertise, passion and wit by Dr Susan Rennie and the team at OUP. There could be no more fitting way to pay tribute to Roald Dahl in the year of celebrations for his centenary. Best of all, as a fully-functioning dictionary for readers and writers aged eight and above, I hope it serves as a swashboggling source of inspiration for a whole new generation of storytellers. Luke Kelly, Managing Director of the Roald Dahl LIterary Estate and Roald Dahl's grandson
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Susan Rennie has worked on many dictionaries for both children and adults, including the Oxford Primary Dictionary, Oxford Primary Thesaurus, the Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools and the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. She also writes books in Scots for children, and has translated the first Scots edition of Tintin. Susan is currently a Lecturer in English Language at the University of Glasgow where she teaches lexicography and the history of Scots and English.

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