The Return of the Word Spy

The Return of the Word Spy

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From the beginning of time, the Word Spy has been creeping down hallways, hiding in shadows and journeying through different lands to discover everything there is to know about the English language. In her first book, The Word Spy, she shared with us the secrets she'd learnt about English, from the first alphabet in 4000 BC right up to the tricks of modern texting. In The Return of the Word Spy she continues the fascinating journey through language, with chapters on language families, how we learn to speak, grammar and written forms of communication. In an accessible, engaging style, the Word Spy explains the meaning of nouns, verbs, pronouns, 'dead' languages, word origins and other wordy wonders.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 135 x 191 x 26mm | 454g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Viking Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0670073547
  • 9780670073542

Author information

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.show more

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