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Noah Webster & His Words (Paperback) (Jeri Chase Ferris)

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Golden Kite Award for NonfictionWebster’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].

A portrait of the man who wrote the first U.S. dictionary traces his youth as a bookish Connecticut farm boy and his 20-year effort to write the 2,000-page, all-American dictionary that was published in 1828 when he was 70 years old, in an account complemented by an illustrated chronology. 15,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Educators
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Jeri Chase Ferris
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 21471977
UPC: 9780544582422
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-8000
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