The Lost Words

£20.00

From the bestselling author of Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane, and acclaimed artist, Jackie Morris, Lost Words provides spells to conjure nature with. All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives. These are the words of the natural world – Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children’s minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

BRITISH BOOK AWARDS CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018

A timeless, beautifully designed Christmas present for children and adults alike, The Lost Words is a gift that will be pored over and cherished for years to come.

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives. These are the words of the natural world; Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. A wild landscape of imagination and play is rapidly fading from our children’s minds.

The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration – in art and word – of nearby nature and its wonders. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and illustrations by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book evokes the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

*** Discover The Lost Spells, the magical companion book from the creators of a literary phenomenon. ***

Praise for The Lost Words:

‘The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I’ve read this year’ Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Observer

‘Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty’ Alex Preston, Observer

‘My top book of the year’ Susan Hill, Spectator

‘Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language – and its scope’ Jeanette Winterson, Guardian

Additional information

Weight1.49 kg
Dimensions37.5 × 27.7 × 1.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

128 unnumbered

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

821.92 (edition:23)

Readership

Children – juvenile / Code: J

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