Baker & Taylor Examines the life of Peter Mark Roget and his invention of the thesaurus.
Eerdmans 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
2015 Sibert Medal Winner
2015 Orbis Pictus Honor Book
For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasnt long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didnt write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.
Readers of all ages will marvel at Rogets life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words.