Logodćdaly, or, Sleight-of-Words

Gilbert, Erzsébet , Talbott, Sherise(illus.)

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Place Published: Fort Collins, Colorado
Publisher: Wolverine Farms Publishing
Date Published: 2011
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW
ISBN: 9780982337295
Book Id: 29263


285pp 19cm. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering.


From the publisher: What is a balanoid? Who carries an ombrifuge into a storm? How is a filipendulous city destroyed? These and other fabulous questions are found in Logodćdaly, or, Sleight-of-Words: a dictionary of the imagination. Within its pages, young author Erzsébet Gilbert has delved into the history of the English language to unearth a host of forgotten, quirky, obsolete and utterly bizarre words, and created a phrasebook like no other. It is a dictionary whose entries are not merely words, but the fantastical stories and wild musings behind them—a dictionary of two-headed serpents and royal assassins, warrior birds and people on the moon, specters and true love.

By This Author: Gilbert, Erzsébet
By This Publisher: Wolverine Farms Publishing