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Oxford Roald Dahl dictionary
Oxford Roald Dahl dictionary
Dahl, Roald, 1916-19902016
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.
Main title:
Oxford Roald Dahl dictionary / original text by Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake ; compiled by Susan Rennie.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
287 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
"From aardvark to zozimus, a real dictionary of everyday and extra-usual words"-- cover.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryJunior People and PlacesJ 423.1 DAHAvailable