The Lost Words
A Spell Book
Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
‘The Lost Words‘ is a testament to the wonder and wildness of British nature. This beautiful book was formed because of a need to celebrate the vulnerable perfection of our natural world. Rather like Dara McAnulty’s Diary of a Young Naturalist, awe and glory pour from every loving brush stroke.
The collaboration between Dr Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris took years to complete. Furthermore it is a perfect marriage of art and words. It seems like the interweaving of the images with the verse mirror the natural word. Certainly every page turn demands reverence, respect and awe.
Above all, The Lost Words‘ is an incomparable salute of descriptive verse, illustrative text and glorious paintings. Bookwagon asserts this mighty creation merits a place of honour in every home and classroom.
First of all the book, thereafter, ‘The Lost Words’ has developed Spell Songs
Action for Conservation receives a percentage from the sale of each title Action for Conservation inspires young people to take action for the natural world and future conservationists.
Winner of the Books are my Bag Beautiful Book Award, nominated for the Wainwright Prize, 2018
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Award, 2019