Noah Webster: Man of Many Words by Catherine ReefNoah Webster: Man of Many Words by Catherine Reef

Noah Webster: Man of Many Words

byCatherine Reef

Hardcover | August 25, 2015

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Noah Webster may be best remembered for the enormous and ambitious task of writing his famous dictionary, but for him, this accomplishment was a means to an end. His true goal was to streamline the language spoken in our newly formed country so that it could be used as a force to bring people together and be a source of national pride. Though people laughed at his ideas, Webster never doubted himself. In the end, his so-called foolish notions achieved just what he had hoped.
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Here, in the only account of Noah Webster for teens, the seasoned biographer Catherine Reef guides us through Webster's remarkable life, from boyhood on a Connecticut farm through the fight for American independence to his days as a writer and political activist who greatly influenced our Founding Fathers and the direction of the young United States.
Catherine Reef has written many highly praised biographies for young people, including The Brontë Sisters, which the New York Times described as "beautifully written . . . with rich and evocative language." She lives in College Park, Maryland. Visit her website at www.catherinereef.com .
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Title:Noah Webster: Man of Many WordsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.81 inPublished:August 25, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544129830

ISBN - 13:9780544129832

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* Featuring a large font and images throughout, this attractive offering is an excellent look at a noteworthy individual. A first-rate addition to biography and history collections." - School Library Journal, starred review "Thorough, well-documented, and smoothly written." -Kirkus "Reef capably weaves Webster's biography into the history of America's early years." -Booklist "Historical background gives context to this cradle-to-grave biography, and en epilogue discusses how our language continues to change." -Horn Book Magazine "