I started out worried that the style was too much the same as, Fantastic, extraordinary, magnificent, terrific, wonderful, and many other synonyms of which I can not think right now! "The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus is a fabulous illustrated junior biography, celebrating the richness and power of words, and the wonderful story of the man who organized and listed words to make them accessible to all She uses words from the thesaurus to illustrate the pages in addition to more traditional pictures. Since I don't know of many accessible books on Roget for adults even, this book fills a niche in the library collection in a few ways. Peter Mark Roget, whose boyhood passion for list-making and finding the right word for every situation, led him to create his “treasure house” of a book, the thesaurus. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. Stunning, remarkable, extraordinary, staggering, incredible, outstanding, amazing, astonishing, marvelous, phenomenal, splendid. When it is so easy to go to the internet and find a whole list of words for synonyms or antonyms it is difficult to understand the importance of this work at times. But in the meantime, I'm really enthusiastic. If there were any book DESIGNED to delight the wordhounds, the crossword puzzlers, the librarians, Joseph Cornell fans and Adrian Belew AT THE SAME TIME, THIS IS IT. But he didn’t write stories; he wrote lists. Roget lectured, invented (the slide rule and the pocket chess set) and, inspired by the publication of several contemporary, inferior books of lists, returned to his own. 3 0 obj It also covers his career as a doctor, inventor, scientist and lover of lists. THE RIGHT WORD: Roget And His Thesaurus ISBN%978–0–8028–5385–1% Written by Jen Bryant Pictures by Melissa Sweet Eerdmans Books for Young Readers A!JUNIOR!LIBRARY!GUILD!SELECTION!!!!! Her biographical picture book: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet,received a Caldecott Honor award and her historical novel in verse RINGSIDE 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial is an Oprah Recommended Book for ages 12 & up. found this on thrift books and ordered it not realizing it was a kids book, but it doesn't even matter because it was, Although I often found the version of Roget's Thesaurus that I used in middle grades to be cumbersome, once I figured out how to navigate it, I found it intriguing. <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 22 0 R 23 0 R 31 0 R 32 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Sweet's illustrations are pretty wonderful as usual. To see what your friends thought of this book. For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own book. We've all used a Roget's Thesaurus, and this book tells the story behind Mr. Roget. filled with joy, wonder, and inspiration -- this beautiful book about words is nearly leaving me at a loss of words. Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet do it again. 1. The illustrations and end papers in this picture book are stunning. He overcame his shyness sufficiently, using his word lists, to address most of the major scientific organizations of England. Great book but one thing, is this story ENTIRELY true? ISBN … %PDF-1.5 Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. %���� Parents need to know that 2015 Caldecott Honor book The Right Word, by author Jen Bryant and illustrator Melissa Sweet, who created the Caldecott Honor-winning book A River of Words, is a picture-book biography of the boy who grew up to write Roget's Thesaurus, the dictionary-like resource that students and writers commonly use to find synonyms or "the right word." Great kids' book. Melissa's mixed-media collages are eye-opening, eye-catching, stupendous, marvelous, ingenious, creative, etc., etc. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most importa. What I will add is that this book does a beautiful job of quietly assuring children that it's perfectly okay if they're a little different or even obsessive. It was named a Caldecott Honor book for excellence in illustration and won the Sibert Medal for excellence in children's nonfiction. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time Some illustrations are set in frames or panels. A dark secret spans several... For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own book. It. This is the story of Peter Mark Roget, inventor of the thesaurus, and it is a beauty in every sense of the word. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. by Eerdman's. But in the meantime, I'm really enthusiastic. This won the Sibert Award as well as being a Caldecott Honor Award winner and well deserved! I read it very quickly when it came through Catalog at the library for processing. She uses words from the thesaurus to illustrate the pages in addition to more traditional pictures. Imo. Jen Bryant (Jennifer Fisher Bryant) writes picture books, novels and poems for readers of all ages. OH MY GOD. Starting and ending with the intricately designed endpapers, this picture book sheds light on that most intriguing of individuals, Peter Mark Roget, who created and published a thesaurus in 1852 that has remained in print since that time. Other titles include Pieces. Find more ways to say genre, along with related words, antonyms and example phrases at Thesaurus.com, the world's most trusted free thesaurus. Thesaurus is Greek for treasure house. 2 0 obj A picture book biography of Roget entitled The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus was published by Eerdmans Books in 2014. by Melissa Sweet. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Jen Bryant (Jennifer Fisher Bryant) writes picture books, novels and poems for readers of all ages. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. I read it very quickly when it came through Catalog at the library for processing. 1 0 obj The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. September 15th 2014 New year! We’d love your help. Title: The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Author: Jen Byrant Illustrator: Melissa Sweet Publisher & Year of Publication: Eerdman, 2014 Genre: Biography Recommended Audience: Ages 8-11 Summary: The book is a biography of Peter Mark Roget. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. Michigan: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2014. Ill. by Melissa Sweet. In case you don't know, he is a man who created our beloved. The text highlights events in Roget's interesting and multi-faceted life, from his childhood through the publication of his thesaurus. Texas Bluebonnet Award interview with Jen Bryant, author of The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. It is amazing how much information Bryant got about Roget in a relatively tiny picture book! But, he didn’t write stories; he wrote lists. Kjg�I� I can relate to this guy, as I'm a listy person myself. x��[Yo�H~��Џ�"f�'Ɍ���Lف�J$[�Ȣ!�1��oU5)5�V7g�-�Guu�_UW�ˏ��������,;9a��g�����2v��YY��a������ߛ��g7�z����8c�y��o��P,&��q�_�6��}w|���˷��]������R���9���O9���ۻ��&��b�FG:�Z�.��I��H�T��Nf����_�? Find books like The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus from the world’s largest community of readers. The Thesaurus was published for the first time in 1852. Children who are scared that they are weird or might never be loved can look to Roget and take comfort. Beautifully illustrated, it still conveys the power of words. I use my Thesaurus all the time. Finding the right word to express precisely how we feel or what we want to say is something with which every writer has struggled. Another word for genre. ��䪺�7l���s���G9,$q�z��k=��:����V��z�U�6W��Y�����I��T�!D����mSi��*�I�"�ü�+������#ͭ'���J�QW�$�W Dd��k��.5I~�,��Rk6�m�I��,���&�^鳐�R� 2�3����� �S�I��$l�I:�8����ɓ�(�]�.�U1�W��&�D��R�e�����O)9G䊧��)ESJ������KR�(����Fer~�Ja�O;x��^��7a��,G�r��$"�*H3����O�9+|��9��d*DL��0ɚI:�}7*��~�I�B�*���+���J�cȲ�ݠ��/��K&�%�G��9�>�0��'T%S��5U*"S!��T����������WA>#)��2U�]'�q_�C��S�e�c|t@����t��b`BE� I can easily picture young Roget wandering about the city streets and the countryside with his notes in his pocket, always in search of the right word. The value of Roget’s word lists—and their organization—is made clear through storytelling: “If only all the ideas in the world could be found in one place.” Stunning and playful illustrations convey story and complex ideas with comic-style layouts, intricate still … Beautifully drawn pages make this interesting little book for children on the life of Peter Roget and his Thesaurus. The Right Word: Roget And His Thesaurus ISBN-10: 0802853854 ISBN-13: 9780802853851 Author: Bryant, Jen Illustrated by: Sweet, Melissa Interest Level: K-3 Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company Page Count Bibliography: Bryant, Jen. This informational picture book would be great for introducing students to the joy of being curious about words, motivating students to be a collector of words, and selecting just the right word to communicate ide. It has gorgeously detailed illustrations, an inspiring story, a historical timeline and even a reference section. ISBN 0802853851. Many of her illustrations involve lists of words from Roget's 1852 Thesaurus. /F0Q�L"��`��d6�$ ݕ�E|�l���x�)�Ų�]H���w�E6/�W��E�>�|��aE��'�@�k�./0����%�)iC�x����͆5x�K�w�k���R*=���>6���w ������n���|�w�ve��W+Kd�ﲺ�6mP���5�X4]��ɪj��Y�. His Thesaurus , published in 1852 and nurtured by his descendants, has never gone out of print. For someone who uses a thesaurus incessantly, I was shocked to realize how little I knew of Peter Mark Roget. Sort of like visual lists, if you will. Amazon配送商品ならThe Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus (Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards))が通常配送無料。更にAmazonならポイント還元本が多数。Bryant, Jen, Sweet, Melissa作品ほか、お Take a look, you won't be disappointed. I appreciate how the illustrations are so *full* ... they give me the impression of the artist trying to find just the 'right image,' in a way. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. New books! 2014. Other titles include Pieces of Georgia (IRA Young Adult Choices Pick), The Trial (about the 1935 Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial), a 1960’s-era novel Kaleidoscope Eyes (a Jr. Library Guild selection), Georgia’s Bones, celebrating the creative vision of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Music for the End of Time, based on a true story about WWII, and Abe’s Fish: A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln. Many of her illustrations invo. Or disenchanted. Wonderfully done; a beautiful celebration of words and the man who valued them enough to make them available for everyone. Well, narratively and with this I of course mean from an entirely textual point of view, Jennifer Fisher Bryant's. A simple, easy-to-access biography of Peter Roget, with a perfect kaleidoscope of curio-cabinet, collage illustrations by Melissa Sweet. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. She used different sorts of papers, leather book binding materials, watercolors, ink, and pencil. I learned that thesaurus means 'treasure house' in Greek. This is the third biography in their collaboration, and I look forward to the next one. Children who are scared that they are weird or might never be loved can look to Roget and take comfort. The Right Word Roget and His Thesaurus (Book) : Bryant, Jen : The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. See all 3 questions about The Right Word…, A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, Readers' Most Anticipated Books of January. Start by marking “The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus” as Want to Read: Error rating book. It seems like a really delightful book, that will arouse a kid's interest in words, or make a kid into a confirmed word lover. <> So good! It is amazing how much information Bryan. A marvelous picture book biography about shy Peter Mark Roget, who loved words and loved order… and changed the world with his own combination … The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Jen Bryant, author Melissa Sweet, illustrator Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2140 Oak Industrial Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 9780802853851, $17.50, www.eerdmans Melissa's mixed-media collages are eye-opening, eye-catching, stupendous, marvelous, ingenious, creative, etc., etc. <>>> Well, narratively and with this I of course mean from an entirely textual point of view, Jennifer Fisher Bryant's The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus truly is an absolutely perfect junior level biographical introduction to both the life and times of Peter Mark Roget and his famous (still now in use and also having been globally imitated for many languages other than English) thesaurus. This book is for anyone who loves words or making lists, or learning about inspiring people. The Right Word Roget and His Thesaurus By Melissa Sweet, Jen Bryant Grades PreK-K, 1-2, 3-5 Genre Non-Fiction For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companionsNand it wasn't long before Roget … I'll just leave it at this: Honestly, I despised this book. Goodreads members who liked The Right Word: Roget … November 2014 ISBN 978-0-8028-5385-1 Most kids will encounter a thesaurus at sometime in their education, and Bryant encourages a sense of wonder I grabbed this when it was on the new display at my library, and loved it then... and loved this reread for the Caldecott club, too. SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration (2015), Keystone to Reading Book Award Nominee for Intermediate (2016), Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature (Finalist) (2014). Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. Let's just slap a Caldecott on this and call it day, shall we? The Right Word : Roget and His Thesauras: Roget and His Thesaurus Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Awards: Amazon.co.uk: Jen Bryant: Books Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. 4 0 obj Although I often found the version of Roget's Thesaurus that I used in middle grades to be cumbersome, once I figured out how to navigate it, I found it intriguing. He was really obsessed with putting things in order using lists, and this included synonyms, which he later turned into his famous thesaurus. I just can't wait to share it with students and see what they think of it. It seems so easy now. But he didn’t write stories; he wrote lists. Although I am not sure this book is as much for kids as it is for adults it was fascinating to read the hows and whys Peter Mark Roget pronounced "ROH ZHAY" came to be the author of Roget's Thesaurus. WOOOOOOOOOOW. <> "Words, Peter learned, were powerful things.". Plot Summary: The Right Word is a biography that follows the life of Peter Roget, a man of many talents and the creator of a specialized thesaurus that was named in his honor. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus.Ill by Melissa Sweet. What I will add is that this book does a beautiful job of quietly assuring children that it's perfectly okay if they're a little different or even obsessive. There is so much going on in this book, it is beautifully crafted and a simple, yet informative, biography of Roget and his thesaurus. After reading this Sibert Medal-winning book, I was left wanting to know a lot more about his life. I won't repeat everything all the other reviewers have said. She used different sorts of papers, leather book binding materials, watercolors, ink, and pencil. I wish Bryant had showed people how to use a traditional thesaurus but I realize that was more than could be expected for this age level. The authors go out of their way to celebrate Roget for his attentiveness, contributions to society, and quirky traits that less sensitive authors might write off as neuroses. Bryant and Sweet have something going on here! endobj Refresh and try again. The authors go out of their way to celebrate Roget for his attentiveness, contributions to society, and quirky traits that less sensitive authors might write off as neuroses. Sweet's artwork keeps the story light and friendly, but allows readers to return, digging deeper each time. I learned that thesaurus means 'treasure house' in Greek. The text highlights events in Roget's interesting and multi-faceted life, from his childhood through the publication of his thesaurus. endobj At age 8, Roget began writing his first book, simply titled Peter, Mark, Roget.Peter, Mark, Roget. His family moved often and he was shy BIBLIOGRAPHY Bryant, Jen. stream I wonder if Roget was OCD? endobj Finding the right word to express precisely how we feel or what we want to say is something with which every writer has struggled. {s�Y\:�w+ I had no idea what an interesting person Roget was. New this month: Scandal rocks an elite British boarding school in The Divines. But I'm in the minority on this one. “The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus is a fabulous illustrated junior biography, celebrating the richness and power of words, and the wonderful story of the man who organized and listed words to make them accessible to all From the time Peter was little, he spent most of his time with books. This book should be considered for a Sibert mention, or perhaps a Caldecott mention. Or unhappy. I requested this from the library after being delighted by “Some Writer,” another Melissa Sweet children's biography, but this is a much shorter, less detailed book. Her biographical picture book: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet,received a Caldecott Honor award and her historical novel in verse RINGSIDE 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial is an Oprah Recommended Book for ages 12 & up. This informational picture book would be great for introducing students to the joy of being curious about words, motivating students to be a collector of words, and selecting just the right word to communicate ideas. I won't repeat everything all the other reviewers have said. Sweet's illustrations are pretty wonderful as usual. For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own book. Starting and ending with the intricately designed endpapers, this picture book sheds light on that most intriguing of individuals, Peter Mark Roget, who created and published a thesaurus in 1852 that has. The illustrations and end papers in this picture book are stunning. There is so much to savor in reading this biography of a man relatively unknown in modern times but one who clearly loved words, ideas, and thinking. Now I want to see an original copy of Roget's Thesaurus. Through the years his lists of words grew and in 1852 with his children’s encouragement he published his Thesaurus, (Greek for Treasure House), organized so that anyone-doctor, lawyer, cobbler, or factory worker-could find the right word when they needed it. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. I love this book and all the attention to detail found in the illustrations. Welcome back. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus AUTHOR: Jen Bryant PUBLISHER: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers COPYRIGHT DATE: 2014 GENRE: Biography LEXILE: … This is an informational picture book of how Peter Roget came to the idea of creating a thesaurus, a lifelong endeavor and one that started at a very early age. The Right Word is just the right discovery! 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. What a dynamic duo they are when it comes to creating picture book biographies. The book has a very busy look to it, much like a scrapbook or a journal. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published This biographical picture book has it all. I want to know more about him after reading this book. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Jen Bryant, illus. Word lists, timelines, collages, information galore, and fact-filled illustrations. I am glad I learned about Peter Mark Roget. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus - Jen Bryant - 洋書の購入は楽天ブックスで。全品送料無料!購入毎に「楽天ポイント」が貯まってお得!みんなのレビュー・感想も満載。 Once past the surprise, I found “The Right Word” an enchanting, gorgeous little book, and I was absolutely. Fantastic, extraordinary, magnificent, terrific, wonderful, and many other synonyms of which I can not think right now! She did a remarkable job of making an abstract idea -- an introverted child who loved making lists and categories -- into a vibrant, visually arresting story. I should read this again, and savor the book more. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet My rating: ISBN: 978-0802853851 Publisher: Eerdmans Books Date of publication: September 15, 2014 Age: Grades 2 … This book is fascinating, interesting absorbing, wait, Mr. Roget I need more words here! I love the way that Bryant and Sweet work together to introduce the idea, not only of synonyms but also of classification to young people. This is an informational picture book of how Peter Roget came to the idea of creating a thesaurus, a lifelong endeavor and one that started at a very early age. The simplicity of the story is an interesting comparison with the complexity of his work. It's subtle messaging, but it's so well done that I have to think it was intentional. I should read this again, and savor the book more. The Right Word Roget and His Thesaurus (Book) : Bryant, Jennifer : The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. It seems like a really delightful book, that will arouse a kid's interest in words, or make a kid into a confirmed word lover. 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