by Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
2015 Caldecott Honor Book
2015 Sibert Medal Winner

For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.

Readers of all ages will marvel at Roget's life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words.

Winner of the 2015 Sibert Medal
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Orbis Pictus Honor Book

ISBN-13: 9780802853851
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/15/2014
Pages: 42
Age range: 7 - 12 Years
Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

$17.50Price
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