Noah Webster And His Words by Jeri Chase FerrisNoah Webster And His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris

Noah Webster And His Words

byJeri Chase Ferris

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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"Delightful, educational, and completely fascinating." - Huffington Post

Webster's American Dictionary is the second most popular book ever printed in English. But who was Webster? Noah Webster (1758-1843) was a bookish Connecticut farm boy who became obsessed with uniting America through language. He spent twenty years writing two thousand pages to accomplish that. This clever, hilariously illustrated account shines a light on early American history and the life of a man who could not rest until he'd achieved his dream. An illustrated chronology of Webster's life makes this a picture perfect bi-og-ra-phy [ noun : a written history of a person's life].
Jeri Chase Ferris is the author of eleven biographies because she likes to set the record straight about people. She lives in California. Visit her website at   Vincent X. Kirsch is an author-illustrator who lives in New York City and likes to draw egg-headed, spindly-legged people from the past. Visi...
Title:Noah Webster And His WordsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.25 × 10.75 × 0.1 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054458242X

ISBN - 13:9780544582422


Editorial Reviews

This informative book would be a great addition to dictionary lessons or to studies of the formation of the United States."- School Library Journal, starred review"A good deal more fun than the subject might suggest."- Booklist "The volume is a wonderful success in introducing Webster in such a charming manner."- Kirkus "Ferris presents a unique and inspiring cradle-to-grave biography . . . [a] useful and entertaining volume."- Horn Book "The clever text, insertion of dictionary words, and hilarious illustrations make this a perfect book for everyone who loves words. This is a book to remember!"-California Kids"Engaging."- Bulletin "It's just as timely as old-timey - a charming book about a boy who preferred to read rather than do as his forefathers did."- New York Times Book Review "Delightful, educational, and completely fascinating."- Huffington Post "What really singles out this picture book is its ability to incorporate definitions within the text without sounding contrived.""A rousing success."- Publishers Weekly, starred review"