W Is for Webster: Noah Webster and His American Dictionary

Tracey Fern (Author) Boris Kulikov (Illustrator)

Product Details

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
November 10, 2015
10.4 X 0.4 X 10.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Tracey Fern is the author of several other picture books, including Dare the Wind and Barnum's Bones, both Junior Library Guild selections. She lives in West Newton, Massachusetts.
Boris Kulikov is the critically acclaimed illustrator of many children's books, including Max's Words by Kate Banks. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


"A solid introduction to America's most famous lexicographer." --School Library Journal, starred review

"A visually fantastical portrait of Noah Webster." --Publishers Weekly

"An engaging, diverting read." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A fascinating look at the determination and vision that led one man to create an essential resource." --Kirkus

Praise for Barnum's Bones

"T. rex lovers will gobble it up, and seekers of easy biographies will be hot on their heels." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Tracey Fern ("Buffalo Music," "Pippo the Fool") turns a slice of a scientist's biography into an American adventure tale, describing how Brown and his rivals at other museums raced to find the best fossils and to discover new species." --New York Times

..".truly breathtaking. This will captivate the masses of kids whose jaws drop in the presence of hulking fossils." --Booklist, starred review

"Fern fills her text with all the salient facts but uses a breezy, humorous, awestruck voice that strikes just the right tone in telling the story of this fascinating, quirky scientist." --Kirkus, starred review