Noah Webster and His Words

By Jeri Chase Ferris; Vincent X. Kirsch (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780547390550, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 23, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

An innovative picture book biography about the man who wrote American history by creating the first dictionary for the United States.




About the Author

Jeri Chase Ferris is the award-winning author of eleven biographies for children and young adults. She specializes in biographies of women and minorities - people who have done great and important deeds, but have been overlooked in history. "We all like to be treated fairly," Jeri says. "Many of the people I write about were not treated fairly. My books set the record straight."

    She lives in California. This is her first book with Houghton Mifflin. Visit her website at www.jerichaseferris.com!




Praise For Noah Webster and His Words

"This informative book would be a great addition to dictionary lessons or to studies of the formation of the United States."
School Library Journal, starred review

"A good deal more fun than the subject might suggest."
Booklist

"The volume is a wonderful success in introducing Webster in such a charming manner."
Kirkus

"Ferris presents a unique and inspiring cradle-to-grave biography . . . [a] useful and entertaining volume."
Horn Book

"The clever text, insertion of dictionary words, and hilarious illustrations make this a perfect book for everyone who loves words. This is a book to remember!"
—California Kids

"Engaging."
Bulletin

"It's just as timely as old-timey — a charming book about a boy who preferred to read rather than do as his forefathers did."
New York Times Book Review

"Delightful, educational, and completely fascinating."
Huffington Post

"What really singles out this picture book is its ability to incorporate definitions within the text without sounding contrived."
—EW.com

"A rousing success."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

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