The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Bryant, Jen
Jen Bryant

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus -- Jen Bryant

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2015 Caldecott Honor Book

2015 Sibert Medal Winner

For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.

Readers of all ages will marvel at Roget's life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words.

Author: Jen Bryant
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Published: 09/15/2014
Pages: 42
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 11.10h x 8.10w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780802853851
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 168163 / Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Finalist
Award: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award - Winner
Award: Lupine Award - Winner
Award: Keystone to Reading Book Award - Nominee
Award: Charlotte Award - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Golden Kite - Winner
Award: Orbis Pictus Award - Honor Book
Award: Caldecott Medal - Honor Book
Award: Bluebonnet Awards - Nominee
Award: Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) - Gold Medal Winner
Award: Kirkus Prize - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/07/2014
Booklist 08/01/2014 pg. 64
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2014
CBA Retailers 09/01/2014 pg. 33
Foreword 08/27/2014
School Library Journal 10/01/2014 pg. 128
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2014 pg. 147
Shelf Awareness 10/03/2014
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2014 pg. 121
PW Best Children's Books 11/03/2014 pg. 40
New York Times Book Review 11/09/2014 pg. 37
Kirkus Best Picture Books 11/15/2014 pg. 57
PW Children's Starred Reviews 12/01/2014 pg. 58
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/07/2014 pg. 35
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2014 pg. 26
Entertainment Weekly 12/19/2014 pg. 62
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2015 pg. 16
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2015 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style