The Lost Words

Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

ISBN: 9780241253588

£20.00

Signed First Edition hardback copy of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

Hand signed by Jackie Morris to the title page

Signed at the Bookshop by Jackie on 19th November 2017

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Description

Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children.
They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed – until one day, they were gone.
But there is an old kind of magic for finding what is missing, and for summoning what has vanished. If the right spells are spoken, the lost words might return…

Robert Macfarlane – the author of the extraordinary bestseller  Landmarks – and acclaimed artist Jackie Morris, who lives and breathes the natural world like almost no other, have combined their equally extraordinary talents to produce a something stunning in the world of children’s literature.

The Lost Words
 is a very special illustrated collection of spell-poems to re-wild the language of children. 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.

This work stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke.

Assembled in acrostic spell-poems by the peerless wordsmith that is Robert Macfarlane and illuminated by Jackie Morris’ unparalleled skill in rendering the natural world, The Lost Words is a volume to be treasured forever.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher
Published 05/10/2017
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