The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

By BRYANT, Jen

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ISBN
9780802853851
Publisher
Eerdmans


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on October 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 2–5—Those who have relied upon a thesaurus (meaning treasure house in Greek), either in print or through the tool menu of word processing software, will gain a greater appreciation for the reference tool in this beautifully designed picture book biography of its creator, Peter Roget. Bryant describes bibliophile Roget, taking him from a timid, studious child who was always compiling lists to an accomplished doctor who by 1805 had compiled the beginnings of the first thesaurus. Busy and exuberant, Sweet's charming wat...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

Apt language and ingenious imagery combine to tell the life story of Peter Mark Roget, creator of the thesaurus. A solitary, though not unhappy, child, Roget spends his time keeping lists and ordering the natural and cultural wonders he finds in abundance. He studies to become a doctor, teaches, joins academic societies, raises a family, and continues to capture and classify the universe, eventually publishing his Thesaurus, a catalog of concepts ordered by ideas, in 1852. Bryant's linear telling follows Peter closely, expressi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Apt language and ingenious imagery combine to tell the life story of Peter Mark Roget, creator of the thesaurus. Bryant's linear telling follows ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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