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Stands the Test of Time. com User, December 31, 2008. My father gave me a copy of Wally the Wordworm when it was first published (1964), and I was immediately hooked.
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by Clifton Fadiman First published January 1st 1964. Wally the Wordworm (Hardcover). Published September 2nd 1994 by Stemmer House Publishers. Author(s): Clifton Fadiman. ISBN: 088045038X (ISBN13: 9780880450386).
Wally the Wordworm book. Young Wally the Wordworm has a voracious appetite for words. But growing bored with those he finds in the tabloids, he discovers a deliciously fat tome called the Dictionary. His joy is expressed in a rollicking text with full-color drawings.
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Among the many books by the American bookaholic Clifton Fadiman, who has died aged 95, which featured on his own shelves was Wally The Wordworm. Originally told to his children, it encapsulates Fadiman himself, for it concerns "a squiggly little vermicule with a red baseball cap didn't merely like books. The monosyllables he found in most children's books failed to satisfy his voracious appetite, so he turned instead to the dictionary, which offered a richer bill of fare. For example, Wally is sustained by such words as "sesquipedalian", which.
He began his work with the radio, and switched to television later in his career. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Fadiman was a nephew of the famed 1887-emigree Russian psychologist Boris Sidis and a first cousin of the child prodigy William James Sidis.