Peter Roget, the man who penned the first and most famous of all thesauruses, grew up a shy, intellectually precocious child who loved ideas, and words, and lists. From the time Peter was little, he spent most of his time with books. The pictures are fabulous, and even contain lists that aren’t distracting from the text, yet scream “look at me.” (See bottom picture.) The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet. It’s a nonfiction book that isn’t dry or boring. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. This is the story of Peter Mark Roget, inventor of the thesaurus, and it is a beauty in every sense of the word. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet. The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus. 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. ISBN 9780802853851 Plot Summary Peter Roget lost his father at an early age. Publisher, place & date of publication Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. The right word : Roget and his thesaurus. BIBLIOGRAPHY Bryant, Jen. He made lists about the world around him. This book would be a great tool for helping children learn how to use a thesaurus and to develop an understanding of the power of having just the right word to use. He meant for his thesaurus to have a democratizing effect: "I want everyone to be able to use my word book, not just doctors, politicians, and lawyers, but cobblers, fishmongers, and factory workers." and pictures of Peter Mark Roget’s quest to write a book that allows everyone to Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014. 2014. For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions, and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own book. Roget was a renaissance man – among other things, he was a inventor, a physician, a scientist, and a lexicographer. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus is a nonfiction book about the life of Roget and how his thesaurus came about. 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. “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 who are literate.” Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews https://www.hbook.com/?detailStory=review-of-the-right-word Ill by Melissa Sweet. 2015 Caldecott Honor BookFor shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn t long before Peter began writing his own book. This book is an inviting, visually engrossing portrayal of Peter Mark Roget and the creation of the thesaurus. Genre Biography 5. Get this from a library! “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 who are literate.” Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews Eerdmans Books. Sweet envisions Roget's work as a shadow box crammed with the wonders of the natural world, adorned with exuberant hand-lettered typography. PLOT SUMMARY A story about Peter Mark Roget, a boy who loved books and writing his own. This led him to enjoy the company of books, and the making of lists. Michigan: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2014. Jen Bryant Illustrator: Melissa Sweet Nonfiction Picture Book For ages 6 to 8 Eerdmans, 2014 ISBN: 978-0802853851. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus.Ill by Melissa Sweet. ARTICLES. His family moved often and he was shy, but he managed to entertain himself by his self-instruction. Bibliography Bryant, J. Plot Summary: This picture book is a highlighted biography of the life of Peter Roget, author of the popular Roget’s Thesaurus. He had many talents and even at a young age he began making lists of vocabulary words. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. More By and About This Author. [Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet] -- A picture book biography describing how Peter Roget, who loved words and books, began writing lists of words and organizing them so he could find exactly the right word when he needed it. Ill. 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. Roget is a shy young boy who remarkably uses words to cope with life’s hardships. Author(s) & Illustrator(s) -Author: Jen Bryant -Illustrator: Melissa Sweet 4. 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