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Marc McCutcheon is the author of The Facts On File Student's Thesaurus, Roget's Super Thesaurus, Writer's Digest Sourcebook for Building Believable Characters, and The Compass in Your Nose and Other Astonishing Facts About Humans. He lives in South Portland, ME.


This distinctive book can be used as a dictionary or a thesaurus. Particularly helpful to a writer who needs the perfect word to describe something, it was compiled by someone who knows from synonyms and description-McCutcheon, author of The Facts On File Student Thesaurus, Roget's Super Thesaurus, and the Writer's Digest Sourcebook for Building Believable Characters, among other titles. Say you were writing about medieval castles and needed the word for the opening through which arrows were shot from medieval castles-you'll find archeria here. The book covers everything from animals to weapons, with major categories broken down into subcategories. For example, the category of furniture is divided into six parts, including beds, styles, and chairs and sofas. Readers will encounter thousands of concise and basic entries, including a section at the end with words and expressions everyone should know; these entries contain pronunciation, a definition, and an example of how the word should be used in a sentence. BOTTOM LINE This book would be a welcome addition to any library's collection and will serve writers well.-Diane Fulkerson, Univ. of West Georgia Lib., Carrollton (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

"...a useful reference source..." - American "...fills an important niche in any reference collection because of its wide scope..." - Booklist "...a helpful resource..." - School Library Journal"

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