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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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NOT ex-library. Glossy pictorial covers like a Perma-bound edition using paperback sheets. No names, clean text. 2913 CF shelf. Bookseller Inventory # 041202

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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

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"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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