Noah Webster & His Words
Award winning book for primary grade children on the life of the great American patriot, statesman, educator, and author, Noah Webster. This wonderfully illustrated full-color biography for children is a delight both intellectually and visually. Covering most of the highlights and turning points in Webster's life, the book tells the true story of how and why he developed into a literary giant and innovative educator. After young children are exposed to this inspiring story, they will never be tempted to take the dictionary for granted! This biography would also work well as a read aloud book for kindergarten or first grade level students. In fact, the only real problem with this superb book is simply that it ends much too quickly. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
32 pages, paperback.
An innovative picture book biography about the man who wrote American history by creating the first dictionary for the United States.
Received 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 (17581843) 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].