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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

by Jen Bryant

For shy young Peter Mark Roget, 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 used it to organize his ideas and find 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 time.

This book is an inviting, visually engrossing portrayal of Peter Mark Roget and the creation of the thesaurus. Readers of all ages will marvel at Roget’s life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words.


Ages: 7-12
Illustrated by: Melissa Sweet
ISBN: 9780802853851
Price: $17.50
Published by: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

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