The Lost Words

The Lost Words

A Spell Book

Book - 2018
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"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."--
Publisher: Toronto : Anansi International, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2017.
ISBN: 9781487005382
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,38 cm.
Additional Contributors: Morris, Jackie - Illustrator

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dollylama_0
Nov 17, 2020

checked out

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patcarstensen
Oct 17, 2020

It takes a while to realize that you need to pay attention to the negative spaces in the paintings since the white areas are portraits of missing organisms.

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VaughanPLIrva
Nov 25, 2019

This spellbinding collection of illustrations and poetry conjures the forgotten vocabulary - words such as acorn, wren, and kingfisher - that were quickly replaced with words such as broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste and voicemail in the 2007 edition of Oxford Junior Dictionary.
From the gold leaf effects to the enchanting illustrations, this book summons the outdoor and nature in a world engulfed by the indoor and virtual.
A beautiful book to read and hold!

ontherideau Aug 12, 2019

The pages flutter with beauty.

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MyTmac
Jul 21, 2019

What a wonderful book! The illustrations bring each word to life, and add such beauty.

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hlamasb
Mar 18, 2019

A lovely journey through forgotten/unknown nature. Read it with your kids or grandkids and use it as a stepping stone to explore.

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Biblitz
Mar 05, 2019

Magnificent watercolors of birds and other wildlife featured recently in British Country Living magazine. Unfortunately, the artwork is infected by indiscernible doggerel publishers are trying to sell as poetry.

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TJSherman
Jan 11, 2019

Exquisite!
Nature poems for any age.
Beautifully illustrated ,

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uncommonreader
Jun 25, 2018

Magical poems and illustrations - a beautiful book.

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