The Lost Words Magpie Puzzle

Category: Book
By (author): Macfarlane, Robert
Illustrated By: Morris, Jackie
Subject:  ART / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
  GAMES / General
  LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology
  NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-other
Size: 13.50in x 19.00in
Our Price:
$ 28.95
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

The perfect companion to the internationally bestselling collection of poems and illustrations The Lost Words, this 500-piece special-edition jigsaw puzzle brings to life Jackie Morris's magical watercolour painting of magpies. 

Since its publication, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris's stunning collection of poems and art The Lost Words has enchanted the lives of children and adults alike with its depictions of the beauty of the natural world. Through the magic of word and paint, the book celebrates the wonder and importance of everyday nature and has inspired grassroots rewilding movements around the world. This jigsaw puzzle gives readers a chance to explore The Lost Words further by recreating Jackie Morris's stunning artwork that accompanies Robert Macfarlane's spell-poem for magpie.

Review Quote*


Winner, CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
Finalist, Wainwright Prize

A gorgeous book! - @MargaretAtwood

Every page is enthralling. - New York Times

Art, verse, and nature are combined with entertaining elegance in The Lost Words . . . This large, quality hardcover allows words and watercolour to shine and results in a work that can be left open at any page to stunning effect. - Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW

A gorgeous coffee-table book . . . with stunning artwork made with watercolour and gold leaf, and poems on words ranging from "acorn to "wren. - PEI Guardian

Stylish and melancholy, The Lost Words is a book to savour. - Wall Street Journal

A sumptuous, nostalgic ode to a disappearing landscape. - Kirkus Reviews

This union of natural history, poetry, art, and whimsy is, indeed, a truly enchanting all-ages book of life to contemplate, read aloud, and share. - Booklist

Utterly enchanting, it's celebration of nature - but also language itself. If I ran the world, it'd be in every school library and classroom possible. - Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

One of the most stunningly beautiful books I have had the pleasure of reading (and rereading) this year. - Fab Book Reviews

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 Note

ROBERT 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, Landmarks, and Underland, which won the Wainwright Prize. 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 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 won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, the highest honour in children's book illustration, for

The Lost Words. 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.