The Right Word

The Right Word

Roget and His Thesaurus

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Examines the life of Peter Mark Roget and his invention of the thesaurus.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan :, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers,, 2014
ISBN: 9780802853851
Branch Call Number: 413.092 ROG BRY
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Sweet, Melissa 1956-


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Jun 22, 2015

Fascinating account of how Roget's Thesaurus was first published and how a "thesaurus" got it's name. Very unique, interesting illustrations as well.

hypatia Dec 22, 2014

Awesome, beautiful, impressive, magnificent, striking, wonderful!

Chapel_Hill_TishaW Nov 15, 2014

Did you know that the word thesaurus means "treasure house" in Greek? For shy and brilliant Peter Roget, words were powerful - not just for him or for the learned, but for everyone. According to the author, Roget developed a firm belief that "everyone should be able to find the right word whenever they needed it."

This story conveys that power well. The unique illustrations - a mix of collage, watercolor, other media, and photography - will be colorful and expressive to some, perhaps overstimulating to others. The book includes author's and illustrator's notes, a list of principal events in Roget's life, and suggestions for further reading.

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