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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus (2014)

by Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet

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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 |
This story revolves around a young Boy named Peter Mark Roget. Instead of the traditional way to organize hist thoughts, Roget makes lists. In this way, he begins to make what he doesn't realize is a thesaurus. This tool can be used in an elementary classroom to begin explaining what a thesaurus is and how one might use one. In addition, this book encourages students creativity within learning. ( )
  AshlynWilliams | Jan 24, 2017 |
I absolutely loved this book! The illustrations are some of the best I've ever seen, in relation to the story. The visual aids help the reader to understand exactly what Roget made lists of and why. It is an easy transition from the story of this personal life and his journey to the Thesaurus. By the end of the book you respect Roget from his determination and intelligence without feeling like the author is shaping the facts to produce a character that you will like. This is not just a vague story of a brilliant man, there are dates and facts that are historically relevant as well. This is a wonderful book for children to spark their interest in words and their meanings, books and their importance, and education and its pay offs. ( )
  AubrieSmith | Jan 19, 2017 |
Summery: Peter loves to read. He loves books so much that he decided to write one of his own. But instead of writing a regular book, he wrote a list. His list grew until it became a thesaurus.

Personal: I think this is a fun book to read.

Classroom: Read with the students. Introduce a Thesaurus and have the children make one of their own.
  mollyinger | Nov 30, 2016 |
This was one of my favorite books to read. The story written simply, but with incredibly description and detail. The artwork is collage styled, with doodles and lists in the manner that Roget would have created on his journey to creating the first thesaurus. As much as I adored the writing, I think students would really be drawn to the art, and to all of the detail that can be observed. It would be a fun project to imitate the style of this artist.
  tayro_95 | Nov 9, 2016 |
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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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