THE AMERICAN HERITAGE CHILDREN'S DICTIONARY by American Heritage

THE AMERICAN HERITAGE CHILDREN'S DICTIONARY

Age Range: 8 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 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. (Reference. 8-11)

Pub Date: July 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-395-69191-5
Page count: 864pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1994




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