THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
BRITISH BOOK AWARDS CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
A timeless, beautifully designed book for children and adults alike, The Lost Words will be pored over and cherished for years to come.
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. A wild landscape of imagination and play is rapidly fading from our children's minds.
The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration - in art and word - of nearby nature and its wonders. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and illustrations by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book evokes the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.
*** Discover The Lost Spells, the magical companion book from the creators of a literary phenomenon. ***
Praise for The Lost Words:
'The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year' Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Observer
'Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty' Alex Preston, Observer
'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
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Robert Macfarlane (Author)
Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and The Lost Words , co-created with Jackie Morris . Mountains of the Mind won the Guardian First Book Award and the Somerset Maugham Award and
Jackie Morris is an author and illustrator, photographer and painter. She lives in a small house beside the sea in Wales. Her many books include Tell me a Dragon, The Snow Leopard, The Seal Children and How the Whale Became, written by Ted Hughes. She has a lively presence on social media and progress of her work can be followed on her blog: www.jackiemorrisMore about Jackie Morris