THE AMERICAN HERITAGE CHILDREN'S DICTIONARY by American Heritage -- Eds.
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THE AMERICAN HERITAGE CHILDREN'S DICTIONARY

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Using the format and style of an ""adult"" dictionary, The American Heritage Children's Dictionary is one that respects the intellects of its users. Each of the 37,000 entries is well defined, grammatically categorized and phonetically rendered. Additions such as a thesaurus, word histories, and an expanded ""How to Use Your Dictionary"" guide make it an extremely practical and accessible volume. A small quibble is with the illustrations: While the color photographs are fine, the drawings are drab and beside the point; the book would have looked better without them. Still, they do not seriously detract from the overall excellence of this volume, which has a broad application for home use and is likely to become a classic in school libraries.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1994
Page count: 864pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin