The Dictionary of Difficult Words: With more than 400 perplexing words to test your wits! (Hardcover)

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By Jane Solomon, Louise Lockhart (Illustrator)
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Sternutation (when someone sneezes). Borborygmus (the rumbling in one’s stomach). Ultracrepidarian (having big opinions about things you know nothing about). These are just a few of the delightfully difficult words included in this gorgeously designed book. Full of diverse illustrations and the idea that language is adaptable, this is a wonderful and unique present for word-lovers and bibliophiles young and old.

— Bethany Strout, Director of Buying

About the Author

Jane Solomon is a lexicographer based in Oakland, California. She spends her days writing definitions and working on various projects for She's a member of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, the group that decides what new emoji pop up on our devices. Jane has a twin sister who is also a lexicographer.

Louise Lockhart is an illustrator living in an old mill in a small town in England. She spends her days creating designs from little paper cutouts and line drawings. Her books include The Dictionary of DifficultWords (published in 2019 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) and her clients include: Heal's, Mini Boden, Flow Magazine, Anthropologie, The Independent, Anorak Magazine, Mollie Makes Magazine, Donna Wilson, Graniph, Little Otsu, and Liberty.

Praise For…

“An appealing celebration of language”
- Publishers Weekly-

“The whole package is artfully colored and styled, with lexical and graphic marvels galore.”
- Stan Carey, Sentence First-

"A brilliant way to encourage children to appreciate the beauties of our language and to extend their vocabulary and improve their writing skills. Wonderful!"
- Parents in Touch-

"A perfect addition to any home library"
- Toronto4Kids-

"Highly recommended"
- Gretchen McCulloch, Twitter-

"One of the most adorable books I've ever seen."
- Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl-

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786038111
ISBN-10: 1786038110
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication Date: April 30th, 2019
Pages: 112
Language: English