WorldCat Identities

Terban, Marvin

Overview
Works: 49 works in 147 publications in 3 languages and 16,877 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Terms and phrases  Dictionaries  Humor  Conversation and phrase books 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN6371.5, 818.5402
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marvin Terban
Scholastic dictionary of idioms by Marvin Terban( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical listing of common figures of speech, along with their definitions and origins
Eight ate : a feast of homonym riddles by Marvin Terban( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of original riddles, each using a homonym as the answer : bizarre-bazaar, knight-night, and similar pairs of words
In a pickle, and other funny idioms by Marvin Terban( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty common English phrases, such as "a chip off the old block" and "cry over spilled milk" are illustrated and explained
Checking your grammar by Marvin Terban( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical guide to grammar and usage, covering parts of speech, non-verb agreement, punctuation, misused words, spelling, and idioms
The scholastic dictionary of spelling by Marvin Terban( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical guide of more than 15,000 words that you can turn to for an instant spell-check
Mad as a wet hen! : and other funny idioms by Marvin Terban( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates and explains over 100 common English idioms, in categories including animals, body parts, and colors
Too hot to hoot : funny palindrome riddles by Marvin Terban( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of progressively harder to guess palindrome riddles
Punctuation power! : punctuation and how to use it by Marvin Terban( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the purpose and importance of punctuation and how it is used, covering apostrophes, colons, commas, exclamation points, hyphens, parentheses, slashes, and more
Building your vocabulary by Marvin Terban( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows children how to increase their vocabulary
Verbs, verbs, verbs : the trickiest action-packed words in English by Marvin Terban( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses irregular verbs, their tenses, and how to use them and provides full conjugation of the 100 most commonly used verbs
The dove dove : funny homograph riddles by Marvin Terban( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of over seventy riddles using homographs, words that are spelled the same but differ in meaning and pronunciation
I think I thought, and other tricky verbs by Marvin Terban( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In humorous, alliterative, rhyming couplets, the present and past tenses of thirty irregular verbs are presented
Guppies in tuxedos : funny eponyms by Marvin Terban( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the origins of more than 100 eponymous words--words derived from the names of people or places. For example "sandwich" is an eponymous word from the eponym, Earl of Sandwich, the man who invented sandwiches
Your foot's on my feet! : and other tricky nouns by Marvin Terban( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the plural forms of 100 irregular nouns such as mouse/mice in humorous rhymes and tongue twisters
Funny you should ask : how to make up jokes and riddles with wordplay by Marvin Terban( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an abundant cache of ideas about using words and wordplay to create engaging riddles and jokes
Punching the clock : funny action idioms by Marvin Terban( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces and explains more than 100 expressions which mean something different than the separate words in the group. For example: raise the roof, hold your horses, and carry a tune
It figures! : fun figures of speech by Marvin Terban( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces and explains common figures of speech such as metaphors, similes, personification, and hyperbole with guidelines for their use and illustrative examples
Hey, hay! : a wagonful of funny homonym riddles by Marvin Terban( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of riddles based on homonyms, arranged according to construction and level of difficulty
Superdupers! : really funny real words by Marvin Terban( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the meaning and origins of over 100 nonsense words that make the English language more colorful including such examples as "flip-flop," "fuzzy-wuzzy," "cancan," and "tutti frutti."
Time to rhyme : a rhyming dictionary by Marvin Terban( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a list of words that rhyme and examples of poetry
 
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Eight ate : a feast of homonym riddles
Alternative Names
Marvin Terban American writer

Марвин Тербан

터번, 마빈

ターバン, マーヴィン

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Eight ate : a feast of homonym riddlesIn a pickle, and other funny idiomsChecking your grammarThe scholastic dictionary of spellingMad as a wet hen! : and other funny idiomsToo hot to hoot : funny palindrome riddlesPunctuation power! : punctuation and how to use itBuilding your vocabulary