A book for immediate sales, and for the long haul. An essential for home and school libraries and the Children's Room of the Public Library. Professor Thorndike has given years to the study of vocabulary, and this dictionary is based on 23,281 words occurring in juvenile reading matter. Definitions keyed to the child understanding, and frequently illustrated by use in a sentence. Liberally illustrated. Arrangement follows that of adult dictionaries, thus paving the way for continued use of reference material. Originally published in school edition only, by Scott, Foreman and Company of Chicago. Now, in this attractive format, it will be in demand for the family reading and reference shelf.