• The Lost Words
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  • The Lost Words
  • The Lost Words
  • The Lost Words
  • The Lost Words
  • The Lost Words
  • The Lost Words
  • The Lost Words
  • The Lost Words
  • The Lost Words
  • The Lost Words
  • The Lost Words

The Lost Words

Children's, New & Recommended, Fairy Tale & Gift Books
Hardback Published on: 05/10/2017
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The Lost Words
A spellbinding feast for the ears and the eyes
A spellbinding piece of publishing which is a feast for both the ears and the eyes. A beautiful book which should be poured over, treasured and read aloud ... READ MORE
Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

Synopsis

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 something stunning in the world of children's literature. Robert Macfarlane 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. Jackie Morris 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. The book – standing some two feet high and over 130 pages – will almost be as monumental as the world it describes, a fitting thing of beauty to arrest the decline of a language and experience that are both so quickly fading away.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241253588
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 1465g
  • Dimensions: 378 x 280 x 15 mm

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The Lost Words
A magical book in so many ways
This is a beautiful and magical book. The 'spells' and the pictures are simply gorgeous. The idea behind it (to encourage the naming of things in nature ... READ MORE
Sarah Webb
The Lost Words
Beautiful illustrations
But the poetry was very disappointing and only detracted from the beauty of the illustrations.
Jane
The Lost Words
I would go as far to describe The Lost Words as one-of-a-kind; a six-star book. It's a book that should find itself in to the hands, hearts and minds of everyone... The Lost Words will now be rightfully found again.
The Lost Words is a complete visual joy to behold; spectacular and outstanding in all its resplendent and ‘oversized’ glory. The Lost Words reminds us to s... READ MORE
Scott Evans (The Reader Teacher/MrEPrimary)
The Lost Words
such a beautiful book
I purchased this for my daughter, at her request.for her birthday. It is so beautiful I just might have to buy one for myself. The illustrations are divine... READ MORE
Julie Render
The Lost Words
The lost words
Gifts for grandchildren so unable to review but did have nice thank you lettere
anne blount
The Lost Words
Feast for the soul
The most poetically-written, enchantingly-illustrated feast for the soul - an absolute delight as a possession or a true blessing as a gift.
Rosalind Teesdale-Ives
The Lost Words
Beautiful book
Absolutely beautiful book the drawings are amazing and together with the words make an extra special book great to keep and would make a great gift x
Sonya Mokwa
The Lost Words
The Lost Words
A beautifully produced book which I bought on-line for a friend's child. Sadly, this child will never receive it because I have kept it for myself. I tri... READ MORE
SAM
The Lost Words
Beautiful book
This book is an anecdote to anyone feeling a certain disconnect with the modern world an the ever increasing urban sprawl. The illustrations can be contem... READ MORE
Tracey Savva