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The Cat's Elbow and Other Secret Languages

Schwartz, Alvin, compiler

ISBN 10: 0808551760 / ISBN 13: 9780808551768
Published by Bt Bound/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1990
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Cat's Elbow and Other Secret Languages

Publisher: Bt Bound/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Margot Zemach

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 3rd ptg

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Thirteen secret languages and dialects such as Boontling, Flash, Pig Latin, and Kinyume are presented in the form of riddles, jokes and tales which demonstrate how they function


"The lure of secret languages is perennial among kids. They may have heard of pig Latin, but how about 'Iggity' or 'Kunyume'. . .It's all intriguing, and a barrel of fun for the willing and able. Zemach's droll pen-and-ink drawings add an appropriate amusing touch." --Booklist

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