Other-Wordly: words both strange and lovely from around the world


tsundoku: (noun, Japanese) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands
 
tartle: (verb, Scots) to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten their name
 
hoppipolla: (compound verb, Icelandic) jumping into puddles
 
Discover these and many other words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Terms for the particular grace of mended things, for the urge to peer into other people’s windows, for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. Terms for dancing awkwardly but with relish, for hating endings, for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would
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ISBN:

9781452125343

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

64

Dimensions:

20cm x 15cm

RRP:

$27.99

Category:

Kids & Young Adult

Publisher:

Chronicle Books

Published:

18 July 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Yee-Lum Mak

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Kelsey Garrity-Riley