- Age Range: 8 and up
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Hardcover: 80 pages
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; 1st edition (May 15, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786800038
- ISBN-13: 978-0786800032
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,638,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Chartreuse Leotard in a Magenta Limosine Hardcover – Large Print, January 1, 1900
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Etymology is not usually thought of as an exciting topic for children, but Graham-Barber has worked magic and presents it in an amusing, informative, and accessible format. The introduction clearly explains the differences between toponyms and eponyms and why it is fun to learn about where words in everyday use come from and how they have been changed. Entries, such as suede, fudge, jeep, and ocean, to name just a few, are presented in separate paragraphs with icons (a person or a globe) to indicate a toponym or an eponym. The explanations are fascinating and are given in logical progression. The smooth layout; simple illustrations in black, red, and white; and humorous tone add to the appeal of this book, which is much easier to read than Janet Klausner's Talk About English (HarperCollins, 1990). Especially useful in creative writing, history, and geography classes, this is also a great selection for booktalking.
Joan Soulliere, Wenham Public Library, MA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Awards and Distinctions:
~”Main Selection” Literary Guild
~Runner-up “New Jersey Kids’ Pick”
~American Book Sellers “Pick”??
~”Book of the Month” National Wildlife Federation;
~”50 Best Books” American Institute of Graphic Artists
~Scholastic Book Clubs
~Delaware Diamonds Booklist 2009-2010.
Curriculum Vitae: ??
NYC editorial: Morrow Jr. Books; Crown; Harcourt; Holt, Rinehart; Western.
Faculty, Institute of Children’s Literature, W. Redding, CT.??
MFA Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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