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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary: From aardvark to zozimus, a real dictionary of everyday and extra-usual words

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary: From aardvark to zozimus, a real dictionary of everyday and extra-usual words

The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary is now available in paperback. A dictionary of real and invented words, it reveals what words mean, where they came from and how Roald Dahl used them in his stories. It will inspire you to use words brilliantly in your own writing - whether it's a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780192736482
Barcode 9780192736482
Published 2 July 2018 by Oxford University Press (R)
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rennie, Susan
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ISBN-13 9780192736482
ISBN-10 0192736485
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press (R)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 2 July 2018
International Publication Date 10 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rennie, Susan
Category Dictionaries
Writers, Poets & Dramatists
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 247mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 792g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Dictionaries, Miscellanea, English language, English language - Dictionaries, Juvenile, Dahl, Roald
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 423
Catalogue Code 918255

Description of this Book

For the first time in paperback, this Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary takes readers aged 8+ on a phizz-whizzing, splendiferous, fantabulous journey deep into the language of Roald Dahl's bestselling children's stories. This is a dictionary which will develop language and literacy skills by igniting the creativity in all readers and writers everywhere. 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Perfect for reading aloud and anyone who enjoys the sound and feeling of words * Cotswold Life * An excellently entertaining book for children from 8 to 100-plus. Buy it and enjoy it. * Newbury Weekly News * Perfect way to introduce a new generation to Matilda and co * Radio Times *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 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, Oxford Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools, and the New Shorter 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 at the University of Glasgow where she teaches lexicography and the history of Scots and English.

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