Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but new in form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure, a new collection of 'spells' - acrostic poetry and artwork - by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. Written to be read aloud, calling to forest, field, riverbank, ocean, and also to the heart, these 'spells' summon back what is often lost from sight and care, and inspire protection and action on behalf of the natural world. From Jay to Jackdaw, Oak to Barn Owl, Silver Birch to Grey Seal, they capture the special, individual spirit of each plant and creature. Above all, they celebrate a sense of wonder, bearing witness to nature's power to amaze, console and bring joy.
Audience: Children / Juvenile
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 1 Oct 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 18.3(H) x 13(L) x 2.4(W)
Weight (gm): 420
The poems are beautiful, insightful and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny; and together with the vivid artwork, wild creatures are brought to life. A beautiful volume sure to be treasured by nature lovers of all ages. * i *The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year
* Observer on 'The Lost Words' *Gorgeous to look at and to read
. Give it to a child to bring back the magic and scope of language * Guardian on 'The Lost Words' *A breathtaking book. Jackie Morris has created something that you could spend all day looking at... Accessible and magical
* New Statesman on 'The Lost Words' *Gilded and glorious
, one of the year's loveliest books for all ages over 10 * The Sunday Times on 'The Lost Words' *
Robert Macfarlane is the bestselling author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Landmarks and Underland. He is also co-creator of The Lost Words, with Jackie Morris, and Ness, with Stanley Donwood. His work has won multiple awards including most recently the Wainwright Book Prize 2019. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and writes on environmentalism, literature and travel for publications including the Guardian, the Sunday Times and The New York Times. Jackie Morris has written and illustrated over forty children's books, including Song of the Golden Hare and Tell Me A Dragon, which have collectively sold more than a million copies worldwide. She is co-creator of The Lost Words, for which she won a Kate Greenaway Medal, and most recently introduced and illustrated a new edition of Barbara Newhall Follett's lost classic The House Without Windows.