The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

by Jen Bryant

Illustrations by Melissa Sweet

First Release:

December 2014

ISBN: 9780802853851

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
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Eerdmans
    Page Count: 42
    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
    Lexile: 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
    Genre: Nonfic
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