The Illustrated Book of Sayings

The Illustrated Book of Sayings

Curious Expressions From Around the World

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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"From the author of the New York Times bestseller, Lost in Translation, come this collection of 52 artistic renderings of sayings from around the world that illuminate the whimsical nature of language. Ella Frances Sanders's first book, Lost in Translation, captured the imagination of readers with its charmingly illustrated words that have no direct English translation. Now, the New York Times-bestselling author is back with an illustrated collection that addresses the nuances of language in the form of sayings from around the world. From the French idiom "to pedal in the sauerkraut," (i.e., "to spin your wheels, ") to the Japanese idiom "even monkeys fall from trees" (meaning, "even experts can be wrong"), Sanders presents sayings that reveal the remarkable diversity, humor, and poignancy of the world's languages and cultures"-- Provided by publisher.
"An illustrated collection of the world's strangest and most wonderful expressions, idioms, and proverbs"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781607749332
Characteristics: 111 pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 20 cm


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Jan 21, 2017

Loved this little book! The explanations of these sometimes very odd proverbs & aphorisms were funny and clever. Now I can't wait to get my hands on Ms. Sanders' first book, "Lost in Translation: Untranslatable Words". It ought to be at least as entertaining as this one. The illustrations were perfect and perfectly funny. Quite a feat, Ms. Sanders - it must have been an awful lot of research and organization to get this book together and ready for publication.


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