Other-Wordly

Other-Wordly

Words Both Strange and Lovely From Around the World

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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.
Publisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781452125343
1452125341
Branch Call Number: 415 MAK Y
Characteristics: 53 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Garrity-Riley, Kelsey - Illustrator

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LPL_MeredithW Apr 01, 2017

Calling all word nerds! You'll want to curl up with this book on a gray day.


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LPL_MeredithW Apr 01, 2017

Calling all word nerds! You'll want to curl up with this book on a gray day.

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