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Noah Webster: Man of Many Words

Noah Webster: Man of Many Words (EPUB ebook)

By Reef, Catherine

An upper-middle-grade biography on Noah Webster, a controversial political activist, the primary shaper of the American language, and author of the famous dictionary that bears his name. Illustrated with archival images.

ISBN 9780544133440
Barcode 9780544133440
Published 17 April 2019 by Houghton Mifflin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780544133440
ISBN-10 0544133447
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Clarion Books
Publication Date 17 April 2019
International Publication Date 25 August 2015
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Reef, Catherine
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Figures & Biographies
Monarchs & Royalty
Knights & Crusaders
Reformers & Philanthropists
Explorers & Discoverers
Invaders, Settlers & Colonizers
Pirates & Outlaws
Indigenous Peoples
Number of Pages 229
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 10-12 years
Reading Age 10-12 years
Library of Congress Lexicographers, Educators - United States, Educators, Webster, Noah, Lexicographers - United States
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

An "excellent" biography of the man behind Webster's Dictionary and the role he played in American history (School Library Journal, starred review). Noah Webster may be best remembered for the enormous and ambitious task of writing his famous dictionary, but there was much more to his accomplishments. His goal was to streamline the language spoken in a newly formed country so it could be used as a force to bring people together and a source of national pride. Though people laughed at his ideas, Webster never doubted himself. In the end, his so-called foolish notions achieved just what he had hoped. Here, in the only biography of Noah Webster written for teen readers, we journey through Webster's remarkable life, from boyhood on a Connecticut farm, through the fight for American independence to his days as a writer and political activist who greatly influenced our founding fathers and the direction of the young United States. "Capably weaves Webster's biography into the history of America's early years." -Booklist "Impeccably researched... Provides readers with a glimpse at historical figures such as Thomas Paine, George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin." -School Library Journal (starred review)

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review * Featuring a large font and images throughout, this attractive offering is an excellent look at a noteworthy individual. A first-rate addition to biography and history collections. School Library Journal, starred review Thorough, well-documented, and smoothly written. Kirkus Reef capably weaves Webster's biography into the history of America's early years. Booklist Historical background gives context to this cradle-to-grave biography, and en epilogue discusses how our language continues to change. Horn Book Magazine

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