The Lost Words - Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris
From bestselling author of Landmarks Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris, a beautiful and award winning record of the words disappearing from children's lives. The words of the natural world - Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone but captured to enjoy in stunning large scale print and illustrations here.
The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood, 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.
BAMB Beautiful Book Award 2017
Hay Festival Book of the Year
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
'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
'The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year'
Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Observer
- 27.8 x 1.5 x 37.8 cm
- 128 pages