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Other-Wordly : Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World
by Yee-lum Mak and Kelsey Garrity-Riley


Overview - Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781452125343
  • ISBN-10: 1452125341
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 64
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Vocabulary
Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Grammar & Punctuation
Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Lexicography

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-10-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

In a project born out of a blog of the same name, Mak introduces 64 words from more than a dozen languages that describe emotions, situations, and aspects of being that arent always easily translated. Garrity-Rileys dainty mixed-media illustrations, dominated by muted browns and blues, echo the moody tone of several words, as well as the cross-cultural juxtapositions that arise. The elegance of soigné, the mixed messages described by the Turkish word nazlanmak, and the Scots word tartle (for stumbling over someones name) are neatly reflected in a semi-awkward cocktail party scene. The Swedish word smultronställe (a personal idyll free from stress or sadness) translates literally to a place of wild strawberries, which is where Garrity-Riley shows a blonde girl reclining in wavy grasses, eyes closed in delight. Brief definitions, parts of speech, and language of origin accompany each word; the lack of phonetic pronunciations might disappoint readers looking to add these words to their lexicons immediately, but its nothing a little Googling cant fix. Authors agent: Scott Treimel, Scott Treimel NY. Illustrators agency: Christina A. Tugeau Artist Agency. (Oct.)

 
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