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DetailsA comprehensive dictionary with over a thousand colour illustrations, over 10,000 entries and 25,000 straightforward definitions with part of speech indicators, example sentences and pronunciation guides for tricky words. Also contains information on parts of speech, the conventions of written English and a brief history of the English language.The perfect dictionary for home and school from age 9 to adult.Written in friendly, accessible language.Pronounciation guides for tricky words.Wide range of multicultural words.Part of speech indicators for all definitions.Stunningly realistic artwork.Alternative forms of nouns, verbs and adjectives to help spelling and writing.Related or derived words added where relevant.Friendly example sentences in age-appropriate language.Straightforward definitions using words that readers will understand.Color coded and easy to navigate.Short, easy to read lines.Cross-referencing from unillustrated to illustrated words.Special emphasis on scientific, technical and computer terms.Superb, top quality photographs.Spelling guides redirect young researchers to the right page.Masses of picture labels introduce a second level of more specialized vocabulary.ABOUT THE EDITORS:JANE BINGHAM Children's writer, Writer for young adults.Jane Bingham is a versatile writer for children and teenagers. Over the past 12 years, she has written more than 100 books for publishers such as Usborne, Heinemann, Hodder and Penguin. While she believes that any subject can be made exciting for young readers, her main areas of interest are history and art. Her history books aim to inject a sense of fun into learning about the past, and include titles such as Welcome to the Ancient OIympics! and A Time Travel Guide to the Aztec Empire (both published by Heinemann-Raintree). Her art books cover subjects as varied as Impressionism, graffiti and Aboriginal art, and often feature practical projects.Jane is passionate about children’s literacy. While working at Usborne Publishing, she devised and edited the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary, which won a UK Reading Association award for its substantial contribution to children’s literacy. She also created a children’s thesaurus for Usborne and is currently working on a bilingual dictionary for Oxford University Press. She has contributed to a range of reading schemes and plays an active part in ARCh, a charity working to improve literacy in Oxfordshire schools.In 2009, Jane published her first book for adults. A Cultural History of the Cotswolds (Signal Books) is the result of many years spent exploring the countryside around her Oxford home. When she is not writing for young readers, she enjoys yoga and hiking, spending time with her husband, sons and stepsons, and tinkering on a novel set in 15th-century Italy.FELICITY BROOKS is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She studied English and Drama at Exeter University and worked as an actor, teacher and lexicographer (someone who compiles dictionaries) before starting work in children’s publishing in the late 1980s.She has written and edited hundreds of children’s books, including stories and novelty books for pre-schoolers and books about history, geography, languages, science, maths, nature and the arts.Her books have won the TES Senior Information Book Award, the Aventis Science Books Prize, the SLA Information Book Award, the Sheffield Baby Books Award and Practical Pre-school Gold and Silver Awards.
SKU Code PRK B 2946 Weight in Kg 0.1300 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781409535256 Author Name Jane Bingham & Felicity Brooks Publisher Name Harper