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Review of <i>Noah Webster: Weaver of Words</i> by Pegi Deitz Shea

Title

Review of Noah Webster: Weaver of Words by Pegi Deitz Shea

ISBN

9781590784419

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Calkins Creek

City

Honesdale, PA

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

The history of the English language within the context of the United States is a fascinating story and is closely tied to the biography of patriot Noah Webster. Raised in a farming family, Noah had an insatiable desire for learning which manifested itself in a variety of ways. As he grew up, he developed a passion for better education systems, a consistent American English language, political reform, and a copyright laws system. Many of the decisions Webster made and the people he influenced affect us even today. This book is brim full of information and facts about all aspects of Noah Webster’s life. It is a wonderful historical resource that could be read aloud to younger elementary age children or used as a resource for a research project, even through the high school grades. The bibliography included also provides a fantastic list of other books and websites that could be used in a further study of Noah Webster, American dictionaries, or the American Revolution. Although a wealth of facts is contained in this book, the section headings, call out boxes, and illustrations add visual interest and keep the book from feeling like a textbook. Recommended. Kaitlin Start, Centennial Library Intern.

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