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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus (2014)

by Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet

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The right word would be a great book to introduce children to words, and to teach them ways they can expand their vocabulary. This book is used all over the world today.
  EstefaniaL | May 14, 2017 |
Both visually and content-wise this book is incredibly engaging. I found myself staying on each page longer than usual as I wanted to take in all of the detailed illustrations. The illustrations help to tell the story of Roget's life almost as much as the text does. I knew nothing about the origin of the Thesaurus nor about Peter Roget before reading this book and I am happy that I do now. There is a wonderful list of important events in the back of the book that discuss the key dates related to Roget's life as well as historical dates that help put the story in a greater context.
  kmcfadden | May 3, 2017 |
THis book is about a man who created the thesaurus and the way he did so. THis is great way for children to learn about vocabulary and to introduce a thesaurus. ( )
  dsw021 | May 1, 2017 |
Category/Genre: Biography, Children's picture book
Notable: Sibert award winner

This book tells history about a young shy boy who grew up to love reading and a passion for words. The man decided to take his knowledge of words and write a book of his own. Although, the book is not just an ordinary book but instead a thesaurus that contains a list of many different words. I love that the biography of this man is set up as a story to get young students interested in history and new words that we could use in our vocabulary. This book is great for older ages as they are developing their writing using an expanded vocabulary. ( )
  Diana.Vigil | May 1, 2017 |
Peter is a young man who loves lists. The story takes you through his life and how he created his thesaurus, first called "Collections of English Synonyms Classified And Arranged". Peter was a brilliant man, finishing medical school before he was 19, he had to wait to become a doctor so people would take his seriously as one. So in 1805 he finished his first book "Collections of English Synonyms Classified And Arranged". Peter had a family but always made time for books and writing lists. He believed everyone had to right to find the word they needed whenever they needed it. So in 1852, he published his "Thesaurus", meaning "treasure house" in Greek, and still to this day you can find the words you need thanks to Peter Roget. ( )
  MeganSchneider | Jan 26, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802853854, Hardcover)

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.

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