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The right word : Roget and his thesaurus

by Bryant, Jen, 1960-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 26 Libraries 28 of 38 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Biography BIO J ROG
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 92 Roget
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Biographies qj CT788.R534 B79 2014
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CLP - Lawrenceville Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj CT788.R534 B79 2014
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography qj CT788.R534 B79 2014
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CLP - Mt. Washington Children's Biographies qj CT788.R534 B79 2014
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CLP - West End Children's Biographies qj CT788.R534 B79 2014
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Biography J 92 ROGET Peter
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction 92 R63
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North Versailles Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J B ROGE
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile Biography J BIO ROGET
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B ROGET
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B ROGET
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Penn Hills Library Early Readers E j 92 ROG
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 92 ROGET Peter Mark
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Biography j 92 ROGET
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South Park Library Juvenile j92 ROG
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Biography P-PERSON ROGET
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Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC BRYANT
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Biography J 92 ROGET BIOGRAPHY
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Juvenile Biography J 92 ROGET
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Summary

2015 Caldecott Honor Book

2015 Sibert Medal Winner

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 turned it to organizing ideas and finding 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.

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Bryant's and Sweet's talents combine to make the lowly thesaurus fascinating in this beautifully illustrated picture-book biography of Peter Mark Roget. Born in the late eighteenth century, shy Roget was prone to wandering alone and began keeping lists of words at a young age. Even as he went to medical school and became a talented and respected physician, he still kept his book of word lists, gradually improving on the concept until he published his first thesaurus, classified thematically rather than alphabetically as it is today, in 1852. Echoing Roget's obsession with words, Sweet's intricate and elaborate collage illustrations made out of textbooks, graph paper, maps, fabric, typewriter keys, and other found objects put words on center stage. Lists in wildly expressive handwritten fonts along with cut-paper assemblages stuff the dynamic pages, even the appended time line and endpapers, with arresting detail. Pivotal moments in Roget's life get a similar treatment: terms related to plants bloom in tendrils around a watercolor illustration of Roget on one of his many walks. In brilliant pages teeming with enthusiasm for language and learning, Bryant and Sweet (A Splash of Red, 2013) joyfully celebrate curiosity, the love of knowledge, and the power of words.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The award-winning team behind A River of Words takes on the story of British physician Peter Mark Roget, author of the eponymous thesaurus. Bryant draws a clear line from the dislocations of Roget's youth-the death of his father in 1783 and the family's frequent moves thereafter-to his need for order as he starts making lists of words. "Words, Peter learned, were powerful things. And when he put them into long, neat rows, he felt as if the world itself clicked into order." Yet Roget wasn't merely a reclusive scholar. 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." Sweet envisions Roget's work as a shadow box crammed with the wonders of the natural world, adorned with exuberant hand-lettered typography. Together with Bryant's sympathetic account, Sweet's gentle riot of images and words humanizes the man behind this ubiquitous reference work and demystifies the thesaurus itself. Ages 7-up. Author's agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin, Trident Media Group. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Roget, Peter Mark, -- 1779-1869 -- Juvenile literature.
Roget, Peter Mark, -- 1779-1869. -- Thesaurus of English words and phrases -- Juvenile literature.
Roget, Peter Mark, -- 1779-1869.
Roget, Peter Mark, -- 1779-1869. -- Thesaurus of English words and phrases.
Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Philologists -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Lexicographers.
Philologists.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Michigan :2014
Other Titles Roget and his thesaurus
Contributors Sweet, Melissa, 1956- illustrator.
Language English
Awards Robert F. Sibert Medal, 2015
Caldecott Honor Book, 2015
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780802853851
0802853854
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