Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary by Susan Rennie

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

bySusan Rennie, Roald Dahl

Hardcover | June 9, 2016

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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 differencebetween 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 thatis 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.

About The Author

Susan Rennie has worked on many dictionaries for both children and adults, including the Oxford Primary Dictionary, Oxford Primary Thesaurus, the Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools and the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. She also writes books in Scots for children, and has translated the first Scots edition of Tintin. Susan is...
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Title:Oxford Roald Dahl DictionaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0 inPublished:June 9, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192736450

ISBN - 13:9780192736451

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"It's hard to find the right word to express our levels of excitement around the 'Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary'. Squacking? Jumpsquiffling? Gigantuous? Roald Dahl's inventive, playful use of language is such a key element of his writing, whether he was using existing words in his ownmischievous way or inventing extra-usual new ones. It is wonderful to have this dictionary compiled with such expertise, passion and wit by Dr Susan Rennie and the team at OUP. There could be no more fitting way to pay tribute to Roald Dahl in the year of celebrations for his centenary. Best of all,as a fully-functioning dictionary for readers and writers aged eight and above, I hope it serves as a swashboggling source of inspiration for a whole new generation of storytellers." --Luke Kelly, Managing Director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Roald Dahl's grandson 01/06/2016