W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and His American Dictionary

Written by Tracey E. Fern, Pictures by Boris Kulikov


Noah Webster is probably a man you rarely think of, if at all, but the dictionary he painstakingly wrote influences our everyday life. Having very little knowledge about the author of the Webster dictionary, I found this book both informative and easy to read – a perfect combination, especially for younger students. Though Mr. Webster came off as a bit of a know-it-all, I admire his tenacity and sticktoitiveness (I had to use his dictionary to check on the spelling of that word) to see his vision of an all-inclusive American dictionary come to reality. It took him 5 years just to complete the letter ‘A’! Not only does W is For Webster tell interesting details of an important man in our nation’s history, it also encourages us to never let go of a dream, no matter how long it takes. And that is a lesson we all could use.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-8

W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary
Written by Tracey E. Fern, Pictures by Boris Kulikov
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
32 pages
Release Date: November 10, 2015

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