The Lost Words


by Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris


This is a truly beautiful (and huge – it’s nearly 2 feet high!) book that deserves all the incredible reviews it has received and one I have been coveting myself for a while! It stands against the disappearance of wild childhood and is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives. These are the words of the natural world – words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children’s minds. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this magical book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages. It is a book to be treasured and shared.

Hardcover: 128 pages Dimensions: 27.8 x 2 x 37.8 cm


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