As a child, Peter experienced frequent moves with his mother and family after his father died. 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. Grand Rapids. 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. The author not only walks readers through the events of… When Peter Roget was still a little boy, his father died and he, his mother, and his little sister moved from their home in Switzerland to England. At… Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. This book is an inviting, visually engrossing portrayal of Peter Mark Roget and the creation of the thesaurus. 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. Image of the book cover 2. Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014. Eerdmans Books. His family moved often and he was shy, but he managed to entertain himself by his self-instruction. This is the story of Peter Mark Roget, inventor of the thesaurus, and it is a beauty in every sense of the word. Publisher, place & date of publication Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. 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" is a zany, informative, quirkily illustrated biography of Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869) for kids age 7 and up. It’s a nonfiction book that isn’t dry or boring. 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. Sweet envisions Roget's work as a shadow box crammed with the wonders of the natural world, adorned with exuberant hand-lettered typography. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet. THE RIGHT WORD ROGET AND HIS THESAURUS. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, won the 2015 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for the most distinguished informational book for children. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. [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. & Sweet, M. (2014) The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. His books became his friends, and… ISBN: 978-0-8028-5385-1. Bibliography: Bryant, Jen. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Jen Bryant, illus. The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus. For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions, and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own book. B. Eerdmans Publishing Grand Rapids,… ISBN 978-0-8028-5385-1 Plot Summary: Peter Roget was a shy boy who loved making list. Peter Roget, the man who penned the first and most famous of all thesauruses, grew... read more. But, he didn’t write stories; he wrote lists. ARTICLES. Peter Roget, the man who penned the first and most famous of all thesauruses, grew... read more. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet. Michigan: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2014. But he didn t write stories; he wrote lists. 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. Ill. Melissa Sweet. Plot Summary: This picture book is a highlighted biography of the life of Peter Roget, author of the popular Roget’s Thesaurus. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 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. BASIC SUMMARY: The Right Word is the biography of Peter Roget, the inventor of the thesaurus. Get this from a library! Author(s) & Illustrator(s) -Author: Jen Bryant -Illustrator: Melissa Sweet 4. Peter started his first book of lists when he was just 8 years old. Roget was a renaissance man – among other things, he was a inventor, a physician, a scientist, and a lexicographer. Authors Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet use, THE RIGHT WORD to take us to 1800’s London to watch the life of Peter Mark Roget unfold. 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. https://www.hbook.com/?detailStory=review-of-the-right-word Bryant, Jen. Title: The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Author: Jen Bryant Illustrator: Melissa Sweet Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers Publication Date: September, 2014 ISBN: 9780802853851 Audience: 7 years and up Summary: Peter Mark Roget was only four when his father died. 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. Texas Bluebonnet Award interview with Jen Bryant, author of The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. 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. 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." ... completing it in 1805 for his own reference. The right word : Roget and his thesaurus. Hardcover, 9780802853851, 0802853854 His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time. 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. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. ISBN 9780802853851 Plot Summary Peter Roget lost his father at an early age. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. PLOT SUMMARY A story about Peter Mark Roget, a boy who loved books and writing his own. The right word: Roget and his thesaurus. It was also named as an Honor Book (a runner-up) for the 2015 Randolph Caldecott Medal, which "honors the illustrator of the year's most distinguished American picture book for children. He made lists about the world around him. More By and About This Author. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers Click here for the lowest price! Roget kept these lists in journals from the time he was a young boy. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus.Ill by Melissa Sweet. BIBLIOGRAPHY Bryant, Jen. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. THE RIGHT WORD is a richly illustrated biography of famed thesaurus author Peter Mark Roget. Roget strikes me as a rather interesting man to study with his word fascination as well as interest in many aspects of science so I found the author's and illustrator's notes at the end thoroughly intriguing. His lists made him happy and they eventually became very popular. His family moved around a lot so he had a difficult time making friends. “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 Title of Book The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus 3. The pictures are fabulous, and even contain lists that aren’t distracting from the text, yet scream “look at me.” (See bottom picture.) by Melissa Sweet. This led him to enjoy the company of books, and the making of lists. Ill by Melissa Sweet. and pictures of Peter Mark Roget’s quest to write a book that allows everyone to He had many talents and even at a young age he began making lists of vocabulary words. Eerdmans, $17.50 (42p) ISBN 978-0-8028-5385-1. 1. Click to read more about Descriptions: The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant. When… ISBN 9780802853851 2. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. “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 Bibliography Bryant, J. Genre Biography 5. It all started when he was a child who lost his father and spent majority of his life moving… PLOT SUMMARY. 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