Devin Scillian Fibblestax

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Fibblestax

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"I dreamed again of Fibblestax, sitting among his books, Peering into the candlelight with a calm, thoughtful look. For he's the one who gives a name to every single thing. If not for him we couldn't talk. Or read, or write, or sing..." So begins the delightful fable of Fibblestax, and how he came to be the one who names everything. He has to battle the tricky, red-faced Carr, a man who "gives terrible names to wonderful things." The mayor of their town gives them five things to name, and the final one, "that very strange feeling, a dreamy kind of cheer/the feeling that makes you feel so good when a special friend is near" stumps Carr. But, Fibblestax knows that feeling... With soft, intricately detailed illustrations to accompany the musical text, this book will surely become a special favorite for children of all ages.

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Fibblestax (fi'bul staks) prop n. Fictional character intrusted with inventing the words we use.

"I dreamed again of Fibblestax,
sitting among his books,

Peering into the candlelight
with a calm, thoughtful look.

For he's the one who gives a name
to every single thing.

If not for him we couldn't talk.
Or read, or write, or sing..."

So begins the delightful fable of Fibblestax, and how he came to be the one who names everything. He has to battle the tricky, red-faced Carr, a man who "gives terrible names to wonderful things."

The mayor of their town gives them five things to name, and the final one, "that very strange feeling, a dreamy kind of cheer/the feeling that makes you feel so good when a special friend is near" stumps Carr. But Fibblestax knows that feeling...

etymology (eh teh ma'lih ji) n. (the study of) the origin and history of words, or of a particular word.

With soft, intricately detailed illustrations to accompany Devin Scillian's musical text, this book will spark a lifelong interest in etymology for children and adults!

About the Author:

An Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist currently based at the NBC affiliate in Detroit, Devin Scillian has been writing professionally since 1984. His first children's title, Fibblestax, published in 2000, was called "original, entertaining," by Midwest Book Review. His second book, A is for America: An American Alphabet, released in May 2001, has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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