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Other-Wordly

Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World

By Yee-Lum Mak, Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Illustrated by)

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Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 October 2016
tsundoku: (noun, Japanese) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands tartle: (verb, Scots) to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten their name hoppipolla: (compound verb, Icelandic) jumping into puddles Discover these and many other words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Terms for the particular grace of mended things, for the urge to peer into other people's windows, for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. Terms for dancing awkwardly but with relish, for hating endings, for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. An irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike. Every language has names for the odd and wonderful, for the unexpected things that have meaning, for the parts of our lives that are 'other-wordly.' Find the word you've been looking for, or the word you didn't know you were looking for. In Other-Wordly, readers will find a fascinating assortment of words and definitions from around the world: delicious, strange, and lovely.

About the Author

As a kid, Yee-Lum Mak loved long words best, but she's since learned that lovely words come in many shapes. This book is from a tumblr of the same name, begun while the author was in high school. She lives in Los Angeles. Kelsey Garrity-Riley grew up in Belgium and Germany before moving to the United States to study illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She and her husband now call Brooklyn, New York home.

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"This sleek gem of a volume is perfect for the bibliothecary (librarian) in all of us."- Booklist

EAN: 9781452125343
ISBN: 1452125341
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Dimensions: 20.57 x 15.49 x 1.27 centimetres (0.28 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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