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Noah Webster and His Words, Ferris, Jeri Chase
Author Name:    Ferris, Jeri Chase

Title:   Noah Webster and His Words

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Jacket Condition:   new Jacket

Publisher:   New York Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012

ISBN Number:   0547390556 / 9780547390550

Illustrator:   Kirsch,Vincent X.

Seller ID:   9316

An innovative picture-book biography about the man who wrote American history by creating the first dictionary for the United States. Full color.

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Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction
"Webster's American Dictionary" is the second most popular book ever printed in English. But who was that 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, and the first 100 percent American dictionary was published in 1828 when he was seventy years old. 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].



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