Illustrated by Hazel Pinkerton
''Noah Webster’s influence in the development of the United States was a real contribution to its growth. His life covers a fascinating period in American history when the young republic was just getting on its feet. Where others gave the new country its laws and government, he provided schoolbooks glowing with the American spirit. Twenty-five million copies of Webster’s Spelling Book were used in schools during his lifetime. The American Dictionary, which he compiled when he was fifty years of age, was his greatest achievement''
I found that this book, republished from the original 1942 edition. is perfect for children around age 8-12. My 10-year old sister absolutely loved this and couldn't wait for reading time to get back to it! I thought the illustrations were sweet. I recommend this book, as I do recommend most biographies for children for your family's library. I would have liked Noah Webster's faith to have been mentioned more. Yet it is a good book which will help develop your child's love for history!
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