The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World



From the New York Times bestselling author of Lost in Translation and Eating the Sun, a charming illustrated collection of more than fifty expressions from around the globe that explores the nuances of language

From the hilarious and romantic to the philosophical and literal, the idioms, proverbs, and adages in this illustrated collection address the nuances of language in the form of sayings from around the world. From the French idiom “to pedal in the sauerkraut” (meaning, “to spin your wheels”), to the Japanese idiom “even monkeys fall from trees” (meaning, “even experts can be wrong”), The Illustrated Book of Sayings reveals the remarkable diversity, humor, and poignancy of the world’s languages and cultures.

ISBN: 9781607749332
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Pub Date: 09/2016
Format: Hardcover
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 6.70h x 7.80w x 0.60d

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Weight 0.80 lbs
Dimensions 6.70 × 7.80 × 0.60 in