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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus (original 2014; edition 2014)

by Jen Bryant (Author), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)

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Title:The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Authors:Jen Bryant (Author)
Other authors:Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
Info:Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (2014), 42 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Silbert Award Winners, thesaurus, Peter Roget, synonyms

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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant (2014)

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This biography is about how a boy named peter started a thesaurus. This biography has great illustrations and a lot of informational text. Students can practice their synonyms when reading this book. ( )
  KarenGarcia | Nov 27, 2018 |
This is a great book for students because often times when students hear the words biography they will not be thrilled to read it. But this biography is different from the rest the pictures from this book are astonishing and there is a great amount of detail that goes into each one. This book makes it fun and interesting way to learn how to use a thesaurus. Students are able to form a connection with the book the next time they go using a thesaurus. ( )
  Salma.Mart | Nov 26, 2018 |
Beautiful illustrated book. This book would be enjoyable for higher level readers. This book is about the life of a boy, Peter Roget who grows up to write the thesaurus. It takes you through his major life events and how he made all the lists of words he could think of. This story tells about the love of this boy and his words. The boy was very interested in words and categorizing them. He ends up graduating from medical school at the age of 19. This book would be ideal for the curious student who loves finding out different words to use. ( )
  enemory | Nov 26, 2018 |
This book has unique illustrations and is also an unusual biography of Peter Roget. It is seen that Peter loved to make lists and use synonyms for each word he added to that list. This book can be used in social studies when writing a report on Peter Roget. Students can also use this book to find different synonyms to use for the future. ( )
  always_smile_jo | Nov 26, 2018 |
This book is a about the life of Peter Mark Roget. It tells us how his life was a young boy to becoming a husband, father, and doctor. We learn that throughout his life he loved to make and create lists, but he mainly made lists about words that you could interchange but mean the same thing. This book is great for students to introduce biographies and what synonyms and thesaurus are. ( )
  AshleySurbrook | Nov 25, 2018 |
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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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The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] 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"--Amazon.com.… (more)

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