The Lost Words

Category: Book
By (author): Macfarlane, Robert
Illustrated By: Morris, Jackie
Subject:  ART / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
  LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology
  NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  REFERENCE / Writing Skills
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc.
Published: October 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 14.50in x 10.75in
Our Price:
$ 40.00
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From The Publisher*

From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist and author Jackie Morris, a beautiful illustrated book for readers young and old.

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.

From The Publisher*From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist and author Jackie Morris, a beautiful collection of poems and illustrations to help readers rediscover the magic of the natural world.
Review Quote*

PRAISE FOR ROBERT MACFARLANE, JACKIE MORRIS, AND THE LOST WORDS"My top book of the year." - 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"The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year." - Frank Cottrell-Boyce"A breathtaking book." - New Statesman"Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty." - Alex Preston

Biographical NoteROBERT MACFARLANE is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the author of a number of bestselling and prize-winning books, including The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Holloway, and Landmarks. His work has been translated into many languages and widely adapted for film, television, and radio. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the E. M. Forster Award for Literature in 2017. He is a word-collector and mountain-climber - and he has three young children who have taught him more about the world than any book.JACKIE MORRIS grew up in the Vale of Evesham and studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy. She has illustrated for the New Statesman, the Independent, and the Guardian, collaborated with Ted Hughes, and has written and illustrated over forty books, including beloved classics such as The Snow Leopard, The Ice Bear, Song of the Golden Hare, Tell Me a Dragon, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and The Wild Swans. Jackie Morris lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire.