W Is for Webster: Noah Webster and His American Dictionary - Tracey Fern, Boris Kulikov

In the fall of 1778, Noah Webster’s father handed him a crisp eight-dollar bill. “I can do no more for you,” said Pa, according to W is for Webster (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99), a fascinating picture book written by Tracey Fern and skillfully illustrated by Boris Kulikov. Pa had sent Noah to school and even university, but Noah didn’t seek one of the conventional professions afforded by that path; instead, Noah collected words. Ages 7-10

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By Tracey Fern, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374382407
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - November 10th, 2015

Noah Webster: Man of Many Words - Catherine Reef

In Noah Webster: Man of Many Words (Clarion, $18.99), Catherine Reef provides an expanded version of Webster’s story for older elementary- and middle-school readers. Webster’s devotion to creating a true anthology of American words, spelling, and etymology is beautifully— even achingly and heartbreakingly— told. Both volumes provide worthy introductions to the life of a man whose legacy is embedded within our very language. Ages 10-13

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780544129832
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Published: Clarion Books - August 25th, 2015

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