||The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
written by Jen Bryant
illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014
ISBN 978-0-8028-5385-1, hardcover, $17.50
Picture book, all ages
For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions— and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn’t 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 becoming one of the most important reference books of all time.