The Return of the Word Spy

Author(s): Ursula Dubosarsky; Tohby Riddle

non fiction children

Much more fun to be had with the English language at the hands of this literary duo. Discover hidden and silent languages, the secrets of grammar, dying words, and newborn words...


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Excellent source of fun information about the English language, suitable for children of 6 years and up.

Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of over 40 books for children and young adults, which have won a number of national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.

Alongside her fiction for older children, Ursula has a wonderful talent for picture books such as the highly popular The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House, which have both been adapted as successful stage productions. She has also written the non-fiction Word Spy books about the English language, both of which also won major national awards.

Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University and lives in Sydney with her family.

General Fields

  • : 9780143787594
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Puffin
  • : 0.254
  • : March 2017
  • : 2.1 X 12.8
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ursula Dubosarsky; Tohby Riddle
  • : Paperback
  • : Tohby Riddle
  • : 256