Win A Signed ‘Word Hunters’ Prize Pack: by Nick Earls and Terry Whidborne

by |September 9, 2013

The bestselling Word Hunters series has reached its final thrilling conclusion, and to celebrate we’re giving away a set of all three books in the series, signed by award-winning author Nick Earls and illustrator Terry Whidborne.

To go in the draw to win, we want you to tell us your favourite word.

That’s it. Write your favourite word in the comments below and go in the draw to win this fantastic prize pack!

WORD HUNTERS

Shortlisted for the Book of the Year for Older Children, 2013 Australian Book Industry Awards.

The Curious Dictionary

Lexi and Al Hunter are twins with almost nothing in common – except their parents and their birthday! At school Lexi hangs with her friends in the cool crowd, while Al hides in the library reading about history, battles and faraway places. When the twins stumble upon an old dictionary, their world as they know it changes. They are blasted into history to hunt down the words that threaten to vanish from our past and our present. Their lives and the future of the world are at stake. Can they find a way back home? Or will they be trapped in the past forever? Now more than ever, they need to depend on each other if they want to survive.

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The Lost Hunters

Lexi and Al thought they had seen it all – time travel, epic battles, ancient cities on the point of collapse and . . . vomiting rats. But nothing has prepared them for the realisation that their missing grandfather is a word hunter too and has been lost in the past. Only Lexi and Al can save him. But how do you find someone in 3,000 years of history? With more battles, more action and more words, these hunters are discovering history like never before, as they search for their grandfather – the lost hunter.

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War of the Word Hunters

The final battle is coming, the grey-robes are armed and dangerous and ready for war. Lexi, Al and their friends are ready too – or as ready as they can be. The journey so far has been harder than they imagined – they have fought ancient warriors, searched long-lost cities for clues, and trained night and day for the moment when they face their arch enemy. But will it be enough? Can they defeat him and save the English language forever? In this amazing last adventure, Lexi and Al plunge back into the past to fight for English, and to discover that language isn’t the only thing worth fighting for.

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What is your favourite word?
Tell us below to go in the draw to win a signed Word Hunters Prize Pack

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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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Comments

  • aimee t

    September 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    ‘Proud’ As a mum, its a word i say everyday, to my kids, its the best word that can bring a smile on to a childs or adults face! even a dog! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • sharon

    September 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    “Whom” is my favourite word, it reminds me of a time when people enjoyed using English instead of the they use it today.

    • sharon

      September 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      “the way they use it today”. ahhhhhh damn typos ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kerry santillo

    September 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    serendipity

  • Rebecca Costa

    September 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    My favourite word is sorry. As I tend to say it a lot.

  • Helen Isitt

    September 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Abbreviated… Because of the irony of a long word mean to shorten

    • Helen Isitt

      September 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      *meaning

  • Tara N

    September 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Portal – it has always seemed like a magical word with many possibilities, and the word itself rolls off the tongue.

  • Kate Warner

    September 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Love..corny but it’s really all we need ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nicole Beckwith

    September 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Ornithorhynchus
    It was a running joke with my father and I. He’d walk in after work and say “ornithorhynchus, spell it” with the answer being I T, but one day I learnt how to spell the word properly – Dad had to get the dictionary to see that I’d spelt it correctly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Natasha De Almeida

    September 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    My favourite is imagination, you can write, read or dream about anything you want when you have imagination.

  • September 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    My favourite word is magic. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Benjamin T.

    September 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Misanthropic

  • Aaron

    September 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    My favourite word is ‘wunderkammer’. Awesome fun to say, and not only does it mean ‘cabinet of curiosities’, but I think it sounds like a word that could be exclaimed on walked into a truly amazing wunderkammer.

  • September 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    My favourite word is “Congratulations” Because it usually means I’ve won something and makes me excited…

  • Michelle Frain

    September 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    “robust” whenever you need a word
    this one fits
    very “in the now” word

  • September 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    ‘Susurrus’ is my favourite word: it demonstrates exactly what it means, and it’s so poetic and beautiful. Unfortunately, it’s not used often enough nowadays!

  • Cheryl Moulton

    September 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    My favourite word at the moment is ‘risible’ it means ‘causing laughter or ridiculous’

  • Rob Baker

    September 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    “Spurious”. I moderate a website so I get to use this often. I should be getting kickbacks from Google for the searches made after I use it haha

  • Emma

    September 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Brobdingnagian.

  • Sue-Ellen Pashley

    September 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    onomatopoeia – just because it rolls so nicely off the tongue – just one of many favourite words!!!

  • Debbie Chalmers

    September 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    honesty…there should be more of it

  • Antonietta

    September 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Superfluous – never for the love of reading!!

  • Sarah Byrnes

    September 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Clockwork. As in I like everything to run like. Sam aged 11.

  • chloe taura

    September 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    FABULOUS! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sue B

    September 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Foible, it just rolls around my mouth ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sue B

    September 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Foible, it just rolls around my mouth ๐Ÿ™‚

  • September 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    “celador” or “Cellar Door” is the most beautiful word in the English Language.

  • Maria Komninos

    September 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Favourite word is whatever

  • Maria Komninos

    September 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Favourite word is whatever

  • Maria Komninos

    September 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Love the word …… Whatever

  • Maria Komninos

    September 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Love the word …… Whatever

  • Tanya

    September 9, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Silence – as soon as you say it, it no longer exists.

  • purplemallows

    September 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    quirky!

  • purplemallows

    September 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    quirky!

  • Peta Whelan

    September 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    supercalifragilisticexpialidocious when things are really messed up, I used this and it seems to make things clearier if not funnier

  • September 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Celebrate! Words and books – what better way is there to celebrate?

  • September 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Celebrate! Words and books – what better way is there to celebrate?

  • Samantha C

    September 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    LIFE…I love it & everything that comes with it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Samantha C

    September 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    LIFE…I love it & everything that comes with it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sharon K

    September 9, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    onomatopoeia … I just love the sound of it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Nell Hamilton

    September 9, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Serendiptiy- it sings

  • Sue

    September 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Exponential (The amount my family reeds) ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sue

    September 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Exponential (The amount my family reeds) ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joe Habelreeh

    September 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Pretty sure it’s self explanatory.

  • September 9, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    nincompoop – self explanatory really

  • September 9, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    nincompoop – self explanatory really

  • Michelle Varricchio

    September 10, 2013 at 12:44 am

    supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • September 10, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Cul de sac, just because my son always said it as “Cooldysac.”

  • September 10, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Cul de sac, just because my son always said it as “Cooldysac.”

  • Erin Richardson

    September 10, 2013 at 6:59 am

    ‘cherish’ it seems the world has forgotten how …..

  • Corrie

    September 10, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Hope, I hope my children have an upbringing they cherish and pass on to their own children

  • Corrie

    September 10, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Hope, I hope my children have an upbringing they cherish and pass on to their own children

  • Suzie Elo

    September 11, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Treasure!

  • Julie

    September 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

    “Encyclopedia”
    This word makes my Blood Race with excitement – has done since I was ‘wee’. The Books were so special. Each had it’s own magic. I would lie on the floor, with an Encyclopedia for eons at a time, absorbing and appreciating marvellous things. My imagination went on some truly extraordinary and wondrous adventures.

    Somehow “Wikipedia” just isn’t the same!!

  • Julie

    September 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

    “Encyclopedia”
    This word makes my Blood Race with excitement – has done since I was ‘wee’. The Books were so special. Each had it’s own magic. I would lie on the floor, with an Encyclopedia for eons at a time, absorbing and appreciating marvellous things. My imagination went on some truly extraordinary and wondrous adventures.

    Somehow “Wikipedia” just isn’t the same!!

  • September 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    AFFINITY ….. MEANING LOVE ALL AROUND.. SO BEAUTIFUL TO HEAR THIS WORD…

  • September 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    AFFINITY ….. MEANING LOVE ALL AROUND.. SO BEAUTIFUL TO HEAR THIS WORD…

  • September 11, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    AFFINITY.. a word of love all around… grace and beauty in this word of LOVE for all.

  • September 12, 2013 at 8:47 am

    ‘Indelible’. It’s a word that has gravitas when you write it, smoothness when you hear it and once you know it, you can never forget it.

  • September 12, 2013 at 8:47 am

    ‘Indelible’. It’s a word that has gravitas when you write it, smoothness when you hear it and once you know it, you can never forget it.

  • Laure Hunt

    September 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Pain, it is a word that describes so much and so little. One that variates and yet remains the same.

  • Laure Hunt

    September 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Pain, it is a word that describes so much and so little. One that variates and yet remains the same.

  • Zoe

    November 16, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Amazing – Because everything in this world it truly amazing…

  • Lola

    November 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    pogonip as i can call anyone a pogonip and they have absolutely no idea what i am talking about- hashtag hillarious!!

  • Lola

    November 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    pogonip as i can call anyone a pogonip and they have absolutely no idea what i am talking about- hashtag hillarious!!

  • Elisibeth

    November 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    My favorite word is Pogonip. It is a thick fog with ice crystals in it, otherwise known as an ice fog.
    I like this word because it rolls off my tounge and when I call someone a pogonip they have absolutely no idea what it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ella

    November 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    scrawly- i have absolutely noidea what it means or how to use it in a sentence but it sounds cool.

  • Ella

    November 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    scrawly- i have absolutely noidea what it means or how to use it in a sentence but it sounds cool.

  • Polly

    November 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    love it means so much to someone but it is such a simple word.

  • Polly

    November 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    love it means so much to someone but it is such a simple word.

  • May 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Mum, because every time I hear it I realise how lucky I’m to be one. There are so many women in the world who would give everything they have to be one and hear that special word “Mum”.

  • Maggie

    July 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    My favourite word is “Murder” and “EVIL” because I think it sounds kinda cool and just like to say it for fun

  • Maggie

    July 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    My favourite word is “Murder” and “EVIL” because I think it sounds kinda cool and just like to say it for fun

  • Summer

    July 23, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    “Creeper” is my favourite cause it give others the creeps

  • Summer

    July 23, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    “Creeper” is my favourite cause it give others the creeps

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