THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE CILIP KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL 2019
WINNER OF THE BEAUTIFUL BOOK AWARD 2017
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2018
'The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year' Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Observer
'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
'Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty' Alex Preston, Observer
'My top book of the year' Susan Hill, Spectator From the outstanding creative partnership of Robert Macfarlane ( Underland, The Old Ways ) and Jackie Morris ( Tell Me a Dragon, The Snow Leopard ) 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.
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.jackiemorris...More about Jackie Morris
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...