W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary

W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary

All about the creation of the dictionary!

This is a fun look at the life of Noah Webster!

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“A fascinating look at the determination and vision that led one man to create an essential resource.” – Kirkus Reviews

From an early age, Noah Webster was an odd fellow who liked to talk big and loved learning. He thought America needed its own national language and knew he was just the man to create it. He started with a speller, including everyday words like “scab,” “grub,” and “mop,” and moved on to create a small dictionary. He rode around on a horse, selling his books by hand. Then Noah decided to compile a complete and comprehensive dictionary of American English. He thought the book would take him five years to finish. It took twenty, but his dictionary today is the second-most printed book in the English language.

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Series: Biographies for Your Homeschool
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Year: 2015
ASIN: 0374382409
ISBN: 0374382409
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