The Weighty Word Book by Paul M. LevittThe Weighty Word Book by Paul M. Levitt

The Weighty Word Book

byPaul M. Levitt, Douglas A. Burger, Elissa S. Guralnick

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

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"[The Weighty Word Book will appeal to kids who want to sound as smart as they are. It offers a clever, funny way to introduce new words into the vocabulary. . . . There's one word for every letter of the alphabet--wait until you see what they do with dogmatic, juxtapose and zealot."--The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

"Each of these twenty-six short stories takes an elaborate, circuitous path that leads to a 'weighty' one-word punch line. . . . It's a creative and humorous approach to vocabulary building, and a natural lead in to having students create their own tall tales with multisyllabic conclusions."--School Library Journal

Paul M. Levitt teaches in the department of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is also the author of Chin Music: A Novel of the Jazz Age and numerous books for younger readers and scholars. Douglas A. Burger is associate professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Elissa S. Guralnick is professor of...
Title:The Weighty Word BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 9.35 × 9.29 × 0.6 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:University Of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826345557

ISBN - 13:9780826345554