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The Lost Words

The Lost Words

All 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 minds. The Lost Words stands again... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241253588
Barcode 9780241253588
Published 2 October 2017 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Morris, Jackie
By Macfarlane, Robert
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ISBN-13 9780241253588
ISBN-10 0241253586
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Publication Date 2 October 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Morris, Jackie
By Macfarlane, Robert
Category Big Books Picture books
General Picture Books
Animals
English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Wild Animals
Plant Life: General
The Countryside, Country Life
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 277mm
Height: 375mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 1,490g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Nature - Juvenile poetry, Children's poetry, English
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;General/trade
Dewey Code 821.92
Catalogue Code 761637

Description of this Book

All 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 minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our distinctive, British countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustrations by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Publisher's description. An illustrated spell-book in watercolour and gold leaf, from the rich creative minds of award-winning author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist Jackie Morris. As nature words vanish from children's dictionaries and minds, The Lost Words stands against the loss of magic, celebrating the joy of wild childhood and wild places. Penguin
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Robert Macfarlane is the author of a number of bestselling and prize-winning books including The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Holloway and Landmarks. His work has been translated into many languages and widely adapted for film, television and radio, and his essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta and the Guardian. Most recently, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the EM Forster Award for Literature 2017. Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and is presently completing Underland, about underworlds real and imagined. Jackie Morris grew up in the Vale of Evesham and studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy. She has illustrated for the New Statesman, Independent and Guardian, has collaborated with Ted Hughes, and has written & illustrated over forty books children's including beloved classics such as Song of the Golden Hare, Tell Me A Dragon, East of the Sun, West of the Moon and The Wild Swans. Jackie Morris lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire.

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