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Children's Nonfiction Dictionaries

The Firefly Junior Visual Dictionary

by (author) Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2006
Dictionaries, English as a Second Language, Dictionaries
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
    List Price
    $19.95 USD

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12,000 terms, 2,000 illustrations and 500 topics -- a visual dictionary that's educational and fun to use.

From the animal kingdom to the world of sports, from public places to the sciences, The Firefly Junior Visual Dictionary explores a wide range of subjects that interest young readers. Meticulously labeled illustrations along with an extraordinary degree of detail help define words both simply and precisely.

The more than 12,000 terms are defined within 22 themes:

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

Based on the hugely popular The Firefly Visual Dictionary, the content has been specially edited for young readers. Thoroughly annotated illustrations help children acquire new vocabulary. Color-coded tabs and an extensive index make it simple to find a particular word or subject.

The Firefly Junior Visual Dictionary will be an indispensable resource in the classroom, in the library or at home.


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.


Jean-Claude Corbeil's profile page

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.


Ariane Archambault's profile page

Editorial Reviews

A good visual dictionary has a place on the ready-reference shelf ... libraries will find one or both of the Firefly Junior dictionaries useful additions to their collections.


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


The dictionary can be of interest to children, young adults, and adults. It is also suitable for English as Second Language (ESL) students. [The book] is a compilation of accurate, annotated, and colorful illustrations... It is highly recommended for public and school libraries to have a copy available for reader reference.

American Reference Books Annual 2008

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