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Guppies in Tuxedos
     

Guppies in Tuxedos

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by Marvin Terban
 
A person or place that becomes a word is an eponym, and here we have the surprising stories behind more than a hundred eponymous words. "Who says language study can't be fun?" -- Booklist

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A person or place that becomes a word is an eponym, and here we have the surprising stories behind more than a hundred eponymous words. "Who says language study can't be fun?" -- Booklist

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Divided into groups such as ``Food,'' ``Days and Months'' and ``Transportation,'' this book in the Word Play series describes the origins of words based on names. ``Cardigan'' comes from Lord Cardigan, a general in the Light Brigade who led his men on a failed mission against the Russians and always wore a collarless sweater that buttoned. R. J. Lechmere Guppy discovered the tropical fish that now bear his name. Terban's facts are set on a background of Maestro's cartoony illustrations, which contain silly, kid-pleasing asides and jokes. Most readers will catch on fast to the concept of eponyms, and those who want to know more will find a list of additional books on the subject helpful. Ages 4-7. (April)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613775540
Publisher:
San Val
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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