In a Word 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins by Rosalie Baker

In a Word 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins

Written by Rosalie Baker
Illustrated by Tom Lopes

RRP £13.99


In a Word 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins by Rosalie Baker

What's in a word? A lot, as IN A WORD tells us! Words travel through time and evolve? -taking on new characteristics, new meanings, and providing fascinating tales of people, places, and times long ago. Each entry of IN A WORD tells its tale in a witty short-story style, often accompanied by fun illustrations.Though several of the entries in the book provide the kind of linguistic details found in the finest dictionaries, IN A WORD's lively, anecdotal style makes it more entertaining than a traditional reference book. It's a perfect addition to any family home, or as a gift.The book also comes with a language chart and index. With an introduction by a linguistics scholar.


The writing is accessible as well as intelligent. A worthwhile acquisition for both middle- and high-school libraries.

About the Author

Other Formats

Book Info


250 pages


Rosalie Baker
More books by Rosalie Baker


Cricket Books, a division of Carus Publishing Co

Publication date

26th December 2003



I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

Lovereading 4 schools