The Word Collector (Hardcover)

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From the author of The Dot, comes the story of Jerome, a quiet hero for turbulent times. Jerome collects words, all sorts of words. Alone, together, mixed up in unexpected combinations, Jerome’s collection makes him happy. But what will happen when the wind carries his collection away? This book makes me happy!

— Laura


Some people collect stamps.
Some people collect coins.
Some people collect art.
And Jerome?
Jerome collected words . . .

In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.
From the creator of The Dot and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words -- and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.

About the Author

Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children, including The Dot, Ish, and Happy Dreamer. His books have been translated into over twenty-five languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. In 1996, he founded FableVision with his brother, Paul, as a social change agency to help create "stories that matter, stories that move." He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his family. Visit him online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545865029
ISBN-10: 0545865026
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: January 30th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English