The Illustrated Book of Sayings

Curious Expressions from Around the World

by Ella Frances Sanders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Lost in Translation comes this charming illustrated collection of more than fifty expressions from around the globe that explore the nuances of language. From the hilarious and romantic to the philosophical and literal, the idioms, proverbs, and adages in The Illustrated Book of Sayings reveal the remarkable diversity, humor, and poignancy of the world's languages and cultures.


Recent Reviews

Illustrated Book of Sayings

Maggie W

5 Stars

Fun side table book with interesting facts and quirky drawings! The Illustrated Book of Sayings highlights odd phrases from around the world with explanations and stories to give insight into their meaning and origin.  It isn't an…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Illustrated Book of sayings by Ella Frances Sanders

Anna Kopotilova

4 Stars

As a language enthusiast I am always interested in idioms, sayings and proverbs from around the world. Ella Frances…

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Idioms from around the World

Elizabeth Tyree

5 Stars

This short, illustrated book of idioms from around the world includes a description of each word’s etymology, origin, and meaning for both the language of origin and English terms. The descriptions by Ella Frances Sanders are well done…

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dnaiel w

3.5 Stars

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