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The Curious Dictionary : Word Hunters Series : Book 1 - Nick Earls

The Curious Dictionary

Word Hunters Series : Book 1

By: Nick Earls, Terry Whidborne (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 22nd August 2012
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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Lexi and Al Hunter are twins with almost nothing in common - except their parents and their birthday! At school Lexi hangs with her friends in the cool crowd, while Al hides in the library reading about history, battles and faraway places. When the twins stumble upon an old dictionary, their world as they know it changes. They are blasted into history to hunt down the words that threaten to vanish from our past and our present. Their lives and the future of the world are at stake. Can they find a way back home? Or will they be trapped in the past forever? Now more than ever, they need to depend on each other if they want to survive.

About the Author

Nick Earls is the author of thirteen books, including 48 Shades of Brown and After January. Terry Whidborne has worked in the advertising industry for many years, and is now recognised as one of Brisbane's most senior award-winning Art Directors.

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INTRIGUING CHILDREN'S FANTASY

By Kate Forsyth

from Sydney

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Pros

  • Inspirational
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Curious Dictionary:

    I really loved this book. It's fresh, funny, a little quirky, and is bound together by a true passion for words and their importance.

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    4.0

    A great way to learn about words

    By JaKnow

    from Melbourne AU

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Makes Learning Fun
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Grades 3 - Adult

      Comments about The Curious Dictionary:

      This was an engaging and interesting book combining history, linguistics and family relationships. I'm looking forward to Book 2 to find out what the Hunter's get up to next!

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      Nick Earls

      Nick Earls is the author of fourteen books, including bestselling novels Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses and Perfect Skin. His work has been published internationally in English and in translation. Zigzag Street won a Betty Trask Award in the UK in 1998, and Perfect Skin was the only novel nominated for an Australian Comedy Award in 2003. 48 Shades of Brown was awarded Book of the Year (older readers) by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 2000, and in the US it was a Kirkus Reviews selection in its books of the year for 2004.

      48 Shades of Brown and Perfect Skin have been adapted into feature films, with Solo un Padre, the film adapted from the Italian edition of Perfect Skin, a top-ten box office hit in Italy in 2008. After January, 48 Shades of Brown, Zigzag Street and Perfect Skin have all been successfully adapted for theatre, and the Zigzag Street play toured nationally in 2005. The True Story Of Butterfish was also performed as a play.

      Visit Nick Earls's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9780702249457
      ISBN-10: 0702249459
      Series: Word Hunters
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 264
      Published: 22nd August 2012
      Publisher: University of Queensland Press
      Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.0
      Weight (kg): 19.7
      Edition Number: 1