The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

by Jen Bryant

Illustrations by Melissa Sweet

If only all the ideas in the world could be found in one place.” With this in mind, chronic list-maker Peter Mark Roget wrote his “Thesaurus,” published in 1852. List of principal events. Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Selected bibliography. Further reading. Sources. Full-color watercolor, collage, and mixed-media illustrations.

ISBN: 9780802853851

JLG Release: December 2014

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Biography Elementary

Grades 2-6


14 books / $17.05 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition



    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8" Ã-- 11"

    Dewey Classification

    409.2 B

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.1, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 3.3, Points: 3


    Level: 590L

    Awards & Honors

    SLJ Best Books 2014, Nonfiction; Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Picture Books; PW’s Best Books of 2014, Picture Books;Booklist Editors’ Choice 2014, Nonfiction, Young Readers; Booklist Lasting Connections 2014, Social Studies; 2015 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book; ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, All Ages; 2015 Golden Kite Award Winner, Picture Book Illustration; 2015 CLA Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts; New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2014, Picture Books; 2015 Top 10 Books for Youth, Biographies; Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2014, Nonfiction; Capitol Choices 2015; 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Winner; 2015 Parents’ Choice Book Awards: Nonfiction, Gold
    Triple Crown National Book Award 2016-2017



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