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

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By Yee-Lum Mak, Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Illustrator)
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Everything about this book is lovely, charming and sentimental. Learn some new words, enjoy the illustrations, and savor some familiar feelings. Pairs will with a cup of tea on a brumous day. Recommended by Molly

— From Our Favorite Non-Fiction for Adults


Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.

About the Author

Yee-Lum Mak loved long words best as a kid, but she's since learned that lovely words come in many shapes. She lives in Los Angeles.

Kelsey Garrity-Riley studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives in Brooklyn.

Praise For…

"Great fun for anyone 'wordly-wise.'"-Kirkus Reviews

"This sleek gem of a volume is perfect for the bibliothecary (librarian) in all of us."- Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452125343
ISBN-10: 1452125341
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: October 11th, 2016
Pages: 64
Language: English