The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus

by Jen Bryant
illustration by Melissa Sweet

Roget's life is simply but thoroughly presented in Bryant's picture biography, to reveal how this shy boy became the man who so famously and enduringly "made lists." At the back, the outline of the main events of his life, woven in with historic events of the world, adds rich perspective. Sweet's engaging watercolor, pencil and collage illustrations appropriately fill every page of this story. And Sweet's hand-drawn lettering, that spell out the fascinating lists, give readers a reason to come back, again and again, for another look. 

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