Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms

Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms

by Marvin Terban


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If you think idioms are a "tough nut to crack," pick up the revised SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS. Fun new design and more than 700 common American phrases, sayings, and expressions.

Cat got your tongue? Penny for your thoughts? Come again? Every day, idioms bring color to our speech. Since they don't really mean what they say, idioms can stump even the native English-speaker. Marvin Terban makes understanding idioms "as easy as pie" with the revised SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS. Explanations for, and origins of, more than 700 everyday American idioms, complete with kid-friendly sample sentences. The entries are amusing as well as educational. Alphabetical listing and cross-referencing index makes finding idioms a "piece of cake."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439770835
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2006
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 109,979
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 6.18(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marvin Terban is a bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 books for children, most of them about the English language. Called a "master of wordplay" by the American Library Association's Booklist and "Mr. English for Kids" by the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club, Marvin is truly an expert on teaching the art of language. For over 40 years, Marvin has taught English, Latin, Public Speaking, Theater, and other subjects at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City.

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The Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is sooooooooooooo great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm ordering the updated version of this book as my daughter (a 3rd grade teacher), permanently borrowed my original copy. I teach English Language Learners and we use 2 or 3 phrases from this book to start our discussion of idioms at the end of each lesson. Love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I use this book with my students. I am a speech language pathologist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago