|Title||Picture dictionary for children; a first guide to the meanings, spellings and use of words and a fascinating introduction to the adventure of building a vocabulary (back cover) |
|Author||Watters, Garnette; Courtis, Stuart A. (Stuart Appleton), 1874-1969 |
|Publisher||Grosset & Dunlap|
|Publisher Location||United States--New York--New York |
|Publication Date||1939 |
|Printer||Western Printing and Lithographing Company|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored relief prints.|
Illustrated throughout with drawings, this inventive approach to an alphabet book combines letters, words, handwritten script, pictures and complete sentences to give readers a context for what they are learning. The preface also recommends that this book may be used by foreign born adults learning English as a second language.
Printed on the cover: By Garnett Watters, Director of the Language Department, Hamtramck, Michigan, and S.A. Courtis, Professor of Education, University of Michigan. 480 pages of simple words with pictures.
Second edition. The first edition was printed in 1939 under the title "A children's picture dictionary."
The cover depicts a young boy reading.
|Contextual Notes||Stuart A. Courtis was an education reformer who attempted to apply scientific testing methods to education to determine how effective teaching in the classroom was. He is well known for his "Courtis Tests" which were some of the earliest standardized tests used by schools. |
|Subjects (LCSH)||English language -- Dictionaries; Readers and speakers -- 1870- |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0461 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. 423 W34p |
|Physical Description||478 p.: illustrated; 28.5 x 21.5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist 17.7 |