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Thorndike Century Junior Dictionary (Revised Edition)
Thorndike Century Junior Dictionary - Revised Edition Author:E. L. Thorndike The ideal dictionary for a young learner is a book which will help him learn the meaning of any word that he needs to understand, the spelling of any word that he needs to write, and the pronunciation of any word that he needs to speak. It will give him the help he needs when he needs it, with a minimum of eyestrain and fatigue. It will give him... more » a maximum of knowledge and skill and power for reading, writing, and speaking for every minute that he spends. It will fit him in due time to make proper use of a dictionary for adults.
To make a dictionary that comes near to this ideal requires not only adequate knowledge of the English language, but also expert scientific knowledge of children's minds, and of their needs in reading, hearing, and using words. It also requires ingenuity and thoughtfulness for every detail about every word.« less