W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary

W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary

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Overview

"A fascinating look at the determination and vision that led one man to create an essential resource." - Kirkus Reviews

From an early age, Noah Webster was an odd fellow who liked to talk big and loved learning. He thought America needed its own national language and knew he was just the man to create it. He started with a speller, including everyday words like "scab," "grub," and "mop," and moved on to create a small dictionary. He rode around on a horse, selling his books by hand. Then Noah decided to compile a complete and comprehensive dictionary of American English. He thought the book would take him five years to finish. It took twenty, but his dictionary today is the second-most printed book in the English language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374382407
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 822,748
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tracey Fern is the author of several other picture books, including Dare the Wind and Barnum's Bones, both Junior Library Guild selections. She lives in West Newton, Massachusetts.

Boris Kulikov is the critically acclaimed illustrator of many children's books, including Max's Words by Kate Banks. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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