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Packed with cartoons, games, facts and puzzles, The Return of the Word Spy continues the Word Spy's fascinating journey through the English language.

Dear Readers, I'm back! Yes, I've returned to take you on a dizzying journey through the strange and wonderful wilderness of words . . .

For all those fans of The Word Spy, here she is again! Join her on a new expedition that goes even deeper into the magical realms of language. Discover hidden and silent languages, the secrets of grammar, dying words, newborn words . . . and even crack a code along the way. Are you ready? Open up the book and let's go!

Words on The Return of the Word Spy:

'Like an old friend, the charming Word Spy is back once more to extend our knowledge of written and spoken English . . . ' Magpies Magazine
'I-ay oved-lay e-thay ord-way py-say. That's Pig Latin for I loved The Word Spy! The best book I have ever read . . . ' Rowina Nathan, Age 10 Winner of the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    January 30, 2013

    Picture Puffin (AU YR)

    264 pages

    RRP $17.99

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