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The Lost Words

Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris

From Shelf: Official Indie Top 12 Children's Bestsellers (Week 4, 2022)

A timeless, beautifully designed gift for children and adults alike, The Lost Words is a gift that will be poured 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

Penguin Books Ltd
Published Date:
378mm x 280mm x 15mm
Picture books

RRP: £20

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780241253588

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