The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane

The Lost Words

From Acorn to Weasel: a gorgeous, hand-illustrated, large-format spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural worldAll over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a rich landscape of discovery and imagination that is fading from children's m...

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The Lost Words Reviews

  • Paul
    Gone are the days when children’s alphabets would begin with A is for Acorn, B is for butterfly and C is for caterpillar. Now days it is likely to be A is for Acer, B is for Blackberry and C is for Cisco. Back in 2015, The Oxford University Press dropped around 50 words that were drawn from the...
  • Lyndsay
    I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, it arrived this morning and I was quite surprised at the sheer size of it. It is around A3 in size but after reading it the beauty of it couldn't be shown in anything smaller in my opinion. It's not a book heavy in words, but Robert Macfarlane's Acrostic ...
  • Beth  Bennett
    Wow. Absolutely stunning, both words and illustrations. Deserves more than 5 stars.It is a shame that these words that were part of my countryside childhood have become lost to the children of today. It is quite scary.This work of art is sublime. The empty spaces speak volumes and truly complement t...
  • Sarah
    This is one of the most beautiful, breathtaking books I have ever had the pleasure to read and own. It is absolutely impossible not to pour over these pages, taking in every minute, perfectly captured detail of Jackie Morris' illustrations or to read over and over the accompanying acrostic poems. Th...
  • BrookesEducationLibrary
    This book is absolutely stunning! Jackie Morris' art work is so beautiful and Robert Macfarlane's spell poems really do sound so magical when read aloud! We feel like this is a particularly important book because we do need our children of today to grow up outside, exploring and enjoying nature, the...
  • John Ollerton
    A thing of true Beauty....
  • Penelope
    A spellbinding piece of publishing which is a feast for both the ears and the eyes. A beautiful book which should be pored over, treasured and read aloud when ever the opportunity arises. Robert's words and Jackie's illustrations conjure up a natural world that we should all long to be part of, one ...
  • Miss Lynham
    Highly recommend!!This book is simply stunning!! I have to admit I am in love with the beauty of this book.I was privileged to meet the illustrator Jackie Morris at an event held at my local Waterstones last night. It was lovely to hear the powerful story behind the book, how it came to be.As a boo...
  • Alice Lippart
    Absolutely gorgeous....

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