by Dr. Martha J.B. Cook In this indispensable book, Dr. Martha J. Cook presents a concise, easy-to-follow journey though the grammatical hierarchy of the English language. Dr. Cook begins by identifying and impressing upon the reader the importance of the eight parts of speech. She arranges them in families for easy identification and emphasizes that the parts of speech must be put together so that the speaker uses them correctly and the reader wants to read more. Most of what we write is read when the author is not around. We must write using punctuation, capitalization, and spelling correctly so the reader understands the writer, and every sentence must be in a logical order and evaluated (edited) by the author to ensure clarity. Use this book to understand the terminology and advance your communication skills, and your oral and written grammar will improve as much as your effort. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Martha J. Cook has been teaching for over fifty-five years. She earned her baccalaureate degree and license to teach English, instrumental music, and biological sciences from the Ohio State University. She earned a masters degree and licensure in counseling from Kent State University. She earned a doctorate in education with a research dissertation on bibliotherapy from the University of Akron. She was named Teacher of the Year, Sandy Valley High School, in 1958. In 1974, Dr. Cook was named Outstanding Counselor of the Year for the State of Ohio. She received the Ohio School Counselors Research Award in 1979 and the 1983 American College Testing National Award for Outstanding Malone College Counseling. She is pictured in the Canton, Ohio, Educator of the Year Hall of Fame at the YWCA. Dr. Cook and her husband, Marvin, have one son, Mark, daughter-in-law Terri, and grandchildren, Rachel, Tyler, Morgan and Ryan. (2006, paperback, 132 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.