ISBN 9789350098141,The Return of the Word Spy

The Return of the Word Spy



Hachette India Publishers

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789350098141

ISBN-10 9350098148


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Language teaching & learning (other than ELT)

Know more than ever before about the English language, to become a better speaker, reader and writer. Join the word spy and travel through different lands to go deep into the mysterious realms of language and discover empowering facts about the English language. Using an informative and entertaining approach, the return of word spy offers you insights to make your power over the English language better and stronger. In the return of the word spy, acclaimed author Ursula Dubosarsky includes chapters on language families, how we learn to speak, grammar and written forms of communication. In a reader-friendly and engaging style, it takes you on a useful and unique educational and entertaining journey through the meaning of nouns, verbs, pronouns, 'dead' languages, word origins and other wordy wonders. Packed with cartoons, games, facts and puzzles, this is the perfect book for language students, word lovers and all readers and speakers of English. A fun-filled guide to language and grammar could inspire a whole new generation - Sydney Morning Herald.

About the Author

Ursula Dubosarsky was born in Sydney, the third child in a family of writers. She wanted to be a writer from the age of six, and is now the internationally acclaimed author of many books for children. She has won several prestigious literary awards, and has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University.

Tohby Riddle is a picture book creator, cartoonist and novelist. He has won numerous literary and design awards for his work, and his cartoons have been shown at the National Museum of Australia and feature in a permanent exhibit at the Melbourne Museum.