The Right Word: Roget And His Thesaurus

ResizeImageHandler.ashxMelissa Sweet is a master of collage and book illustration, and The Right Word: Roget And His Thesaurus showcases her nuanced work. Written by Jen BryantRoget chronicles the life of the famous thesaurus maker. Lists of synonyms are hard to make, and even harder to organize and reference. Roget grew up listing events, plants, insects and finally words themselves.

This nonfiction picture book is a springboard for topics ranging from European history, botany, collage art and words.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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