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...
  • Anandi
    I am still astounded by the size of this beautiful book!The first thing I did was inhale the pages, the ink, the paper. 🤓❤📖This is the kind of tome I hope to see when I travel in my dreams and can see the books I am reading. 🌜The artistry and craft is heart-achingly lovely ...
  • Alice Lippart
    Absolutely gorgeous....

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