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Children's Nonfiction Spanish

The Firefly Spanish/English Junior Visual Dictionary

by (author) Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2009
Spanish, Dictionaries, English as a Second Language
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
    List Price
    $19.95 USD

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Grade: 5 to 12


"This is a fairly comprehensive visual dictionary for Spanish-speaking learners... I can easily see various subject teachers using sections to help recent arrivals cope." -- Library Media Connection

"Designed for young users... a good visual dictionary has a place on the ready-reference shelf." -- Booklist

With 12,000 words and 2,000 illustrations on more than 500 topics, The Firefly Spanish/English Junior Visual Dictionary shows what other bilingual dictionaries only describe. Topics range from an airport layout and the human circulatory system to hydroelectricity and the parts of a shoe, with every term connected to a detailed illustration labeled for easy identification. The gender of the Spanish word is shown to help the reader use it correctly.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include the newest and most relevant subjects, current terminology and up-to-date images. Introductory text opens each section, and there are both thematic and general indexes. The dictionary's 22 themes are color-coded for easy reference:

  • Astronomy
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Meteorology
  • Environment
  • Vegetable kingdom
  • Animal kingdom
  • Human being
  • Food
  • Clothing and personal objects
  • House
  • Science
  • Energy
  • Transportation and heavy machinery
  • Arts
  • Architecture
  • Music
  • Communications
  • Society
  • Sports
  • Leisure activities and games
  • Symbols

This visual reference is perfect for increasing a child's vocabulary, as well as being useful for adult learners of either language.


About the authors

Jean-Claude Corbeil est l'un des grands linguistes québécois et son rôle dans l'aménagement linguistique du Québec a été déterminant. Son travail représente une contribution importante du Québec à la francophonie et au rayonnement de la terminologie française dans le monde.


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Ariane Archambault est diplômée des Universités de Montréal et de Besançon en linguistique appliquée. Elle a consacré les débuts de sa carrière à l’enseignement du français, langue seconde, aux adultes, notamment à l’Office national du film, à l’Université de Montréal et dans des entreprises privées comme Énergie atomique du Canada et Air Canada, avant de devenir terminologue et autrice de dictionnaires.


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