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The right word : Roget and his thesaurus

Author: Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Curriculum resource
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Peter Mark Roget; Peter Mark Roget; Peter Mark Roget; Peter Mark Roget; Peter Mark Roget; Peter Mark Roget; Peter Mark Roget
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet
ISBN: 9780802853851 0802853854
OCLC Number: 862575372
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Medal, 2015
Caldecott Honor, 2015
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Other Titles: Roget and his thesaurus
Responsibility: Jen Bryant ; Melissa Sweet.
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For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companionsNand it wasn't long before Roget began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Roget took his love for words  Read more...

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-- Publishers Weekly (STARRED Review)"Sweet envisions Roget's work as a shadow box crammed with the wonders of the natural world, adorned with exuberant hand-lettered typography. Together with Read more...

 
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