Noah Webster & His Words

By Ferris, Jerri Chase

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978-0-54739-905-0
Publisher
Houghton Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2012  |  Nonfiction

K-Gr 3–Best known today for his dictionary, Webster was an important figure in early American education. As the new nation was forming, he championed the idea of standardized spellings and usage. He simplified British words, such as “plough” to “plow,” and published the first American schoolbooks. This picture-book biography bursts with charm in telling Webster’s stor...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2012

Ferris presents a unique and inspiring cradle-to-grave biography that offers more than just simple chronology of the patriot and dictionary-writer’s life. Even as a child, Noah knew that farming wasn’t for him: he "wanted to be a SCHOL-AR (noun: one who goes to school; a person who knows a lot)." He attends Yale, teaches school, and promotes the idea of a strong national government. Most telling is his belief that federalism should be extended...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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