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Description - The Word Spy, by Ursula Dubosarsky

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143304487
ISBN-10: 0143304488
Format: Paperback
(185mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of over 40 books for children and young adults, which have won a number of national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards. Alongside her fiction for older children, Ursula has a wonderful talent for picture books such as the highly popular The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House, which have both been adapted as successful stage productions. She has also written the non-fiction Word Spy books about the English language, both of which also won major national awards. Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University and lives in Sydney with her family.

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