Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come from
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Did you know that English words come from all over the world? And often their meanings have changed over time? Find out about the journeys of a selection of words from the English Language in this amazing visual resource. Each word is paired with a two-page spread illustration, which takes inspiration from the origins of the word itself.
Author Patrick Skipworth has carefully selected words with a diversity of origins from all around the globe: some are derived from phrases ("companion" - the Latin for "with bread"), some from actions or behaviours ("caribou" - meaning "snow shoveler" in Mi'kmaq, an indigenous language of eastern Canada), and some from sounds or onomatopoeia ("Kookaburra" - Australian Aboriginal languages)
With simple descriptions and dazzling, evocative and witty illustrations, this is a fascinating introduction to the rich history and cultural diversity of our language. The perfect book for budding linguists aged 7 - 11 to learn about the origins and meanings of the English language.
Author: Patrick Skipworth
Illustrator: Nicholas Stevenson
Dim: 11.2" X 0.4" X 10.5"
Item Number: 9781912920181