Author: June Factor
Publisher: Melbourne University
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Reference guide, in dictionary format, to colloquial, vernacular language used by Australian children and teenagers, including slang. Entries are organised by headword and elements of the entries may include examples of usage, explanatory comments, cross-references and lists of related words. Foreword by Iona Opie. Includes introduction and select bibliography. Author is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and University of London and is a Senior Fellow at the Australian Centre. An expert in children's folklore, she has published several collections of rhymes, sayings and jokes for children, such as 'Far Out, Brussel Sprout!' and 'June Factor's Jumping Joke Book', and a social history, 'Captain Cook Chased a Chook: Children's folklore in Australia', which was awarded the United States Opie Prize.