The Word Spy,

The Word Spy,

by Ursula Dubosarsky and Tohby Riddle

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 20/06/2011

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Winner - NSW Premier's Literary Award CBCA honour Book and Junior Judges' Project Winner Dear Readers, You may not know me, but I know you. I am - the WORD SPY. Ever since I can remember, I've been listening to, speaking, reading and writing and, yes, spying on words. The time has come for me to share with you some of the many things I have discovered. All you have to do is open this book . . . the wonderful world of words awaits! Join the WORD SPY on an entertaining journey through the English language. Learn more about the alphabet came from, find out what ATM stands for, make up your own palindromes (it's easy!) and impress your friends by speakling Pig Latin. There are cartoons, riddles and a special code to solve along the way. 'Giddy . . . exuberant . . . playful . . . thoroughly engaging.' KIRKUS REVIEWS, USA? 'A magic carpet ride through 4000 years of language.' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 'A marvellous exploration of the nuances and richness of English . . . a valuable addition to any child's library.' THE AGE 'I-ay oved-lay e-thay ord-way py-say. That's Pig Latin for I loved The Word Spy! It was the best book I have ever read . . . I rate this book 10 out of 10.' ROWINA NATHAN, AGE 10
ISBN:
9780143304487
Category:
Educational: English language & literacy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20-06-2011
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
185x129x18mm
Weight:
0.23kg
Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula was born and grew up in Sydney in a family of writers, and wanted to be a writer from the age of six. She is now the author of over 50 books for children and young adults and her work is published all over the world.

She has won several national literary awards, including the Victorian, Queensland and South Australian State Awards for literature, and has also won the NSW Premier's Literary Award a record five times, more than any other writer in the history of the awards.

Internationally she has been nominated for both the Hans Christian Andersen award and the Astrid Lindgren prize. She has a PhD in English literature and currently lives in Sydney.

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