Noah Webster and His Words

Noah Webster and His Words

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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].

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
ISBN: 9780547390550
0547390556
Branch Call Number: J BIO Webster N. 10/2012
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kirsch, Vincent X.

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Apr 02, 2017

My 4 year old loved this book and so did I. We learned a lot about American history. Most people don't understand why American's spell differently than Britain.

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May 13, 2013

A short but detailed and fun biography of Noah Webster and his work for a detailed American dictionary.

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