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The Lost Words By Robert Macfarlane Jackie Morris 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

  • Title: The Lost Words
  • Author: Robert Macfarlane Jackie Morris
  • ISBN: 9780241253588
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Lost Words By Robert Macfarlane Jackie Morris 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 mFrom 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 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.
    The Lost Words By Robert Macfarlane Jackie Morris

    The Lost Words The Lost Words Spell Songs album concludes with The Lost Words Blessing It is offered both in hope and light, and in grief for the losses and dark times yet to come We are proud and delighted to share this beautiful video of the creative journey Filmed The Lost Words Macfarlane The Lost Words is that book a work that has already cast its extraordinary spell on hundreds of thousands of people and begun a grass roots movement to The Lost Words Macfarlane, Robert 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 Authors hope The Lost Words followup will inspire action Oct , The Lost Words led to the formation of a folk and world music supergroup that included the musicians Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita and Kris Drever The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane 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.

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    1. Simon on said:

      I have a tradition each year to try and find a book I can read in a day that will be some kind of foretelling of the reading year to come I almost didn t this year Then I picked up The Lost Words, a spell book in case there s ever a time people can t remember nature, and I m so so glad I did as I was bowled over by this Stunning art, poems and intention Quirky Different Just how I want my reading in 2018 Perfect.

    2. Paul on said:

      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 natural world from the latest edition of its Junior dictionary they argued that it was less relevant as children were spending less time outside and were glued to the screen of a tablet or phone The alarm t [...]

    3. BethBennett on said:

      Wow Absolutely stunning, both words and illustrations Deserves 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 the art work throughout.The spells are composed and sound magical when read aloud, as intended Yes, I did verbalise them.This is a book I shall return to again and again.

    4. Viv JM on said:

      5 for the illustrations4 for the poetryThis ENORMOUS book is really quite beautiful The lost words of the title are words children used to know like acorn, bramble, magpie, wren and these words are the subject of charming acrostic poems coupled with some of the most stunning artwork I have ever seen in a children s book A lovely book, to be enjoyed by adults and children alike Just take a big bag to carry it home in

    5. Gumble's Yard on said:

      Buy this book for the children in your life, or if there are none for your inner child

    6. Lyndsay on said:

      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 Poetry is divine and Jackie Morris Artwork in the book is beyond words.The message of the book is clear , children are losing the wild streak and nature and it s beauty are being forgotten My children s [...]

    7. Anandi on said:

      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 and wonderfully rich, nourishing my love of words and nature and painting Inspired.

    8. Kristīne on said:

      It k jau buramv rdi, bet vair k gan dzejv rdi par daudziem oti svar giem, bet bie i vien nepaman miem dz vas dabas iem tniekiem Bezgala skaistas ilustr cijas, un lielais form ts visam pie ir dubultu br ni bu.

    9. Sarah on said:

      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 This truly is a spellbinding spell book The choice of vocabulary is meticulous and precise Reading them made my heart race and brought tears to my eyes, so moved was I by the beauty Everyone must read this [...]

    10. BrookesEducationLibrary on said:

      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 last page does state that a proportion of the each books royalties are donated to Action for Conservation, a charity dedicated to inspiring young people to take action for the natural world This book de [...]

    11. Miss Lynham on said:

      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 book lover I am always keen to share books but with this one I find myself wanting to share it with everyone I meet It s beautifully written and illustrated The pictures and spells poems work in perfect harmo [...]

    12. Penelope on said:

      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 filled with mystery, wonder and enchantment It saddens me so that this world is one much unknown by the younger generations but perhaps this book can act as a gateway to entice them in Pick up a copy of [...]

    13. Erin Bow on said:

      Read once, need to read about sixteen times As someone who reads poetry I do not generally have high hopes for the popular poetry books, which sometimes is the fast food version of poetry And I don t generally like acrostics But I like Macfarlane, and ADORE the illustrator, Jackie Morris and I take all my reservations back JUST LOVELY and I need to get my own copy and read it over and over and over again.

    14. Dominique Kyle on said:

      Gorgeous I could easily leave it at just that one word Everyone with eyes and ears, adult or child, should have a copy of this book Robert Macfarlane has been on a mission for some time now to restore lost landscape and nature words to the English language, and compelled by the worrying fact that the Junior Oxford English Dictionary recently removed 50 rarely used nature words and replaced them with computer tech ones, Macfarlane has written this book aimed at children, to re introduce those los [...]

    15. Matt Davies on said:

      In a slight deviation from my usual reviews, I ve turned to The Lost Words a book billed as containing spells of nature From the moment I even heard about this book, I knew it was going to end up on my bookshelf Once read, I was in no doubt it would be one to be reviewed on the site.The premise of the book is simple Children are increasingly using technology in their daily lives and in the process shunning the natural world around them As a result, their vocabulary is also changing Words such as [...]

    16. Alison on said:

      Stunning, exquisite, sublime, both the poems and the art is delicious Also a book with a serious message Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed fading away like water on stone The words were those that children used to name the natural world around them acorn, adder, bluebell, bramble, conker gone Fern, heather, kingfisher, otter, raven, willow, wren all of them gone The words were becoming lost no lon [...]

    17. PC on said:

      This book took my breath away almost from the minute I unpacked it from its box and lifted it out it s a stunning, stunning object As a large format picture book it has size and heft which I remembered from the picture books of my own childhood The paper and printing have been chosen with such wonderful care the book is an object of art And then I began to turn the pages and I fell even deeply under its spell Between the selection of lost words all nature related words which were deemed unneces [...]

    18. Emma Turner on said:

      I received this book for Christmas, and although I had been eyeing it up for a while, I still was taken aback by how beautiful it is The illustrations are gorgeous, I could spend hours just looking at the pictures And the words I love words, but this has made me fall in love all over again Robert s poetry is a joy to read and as a Year 1 teacher, I will definitely be sharing this book with my children and making sure these words are not forgotten in my class Bonus feature my class are called Ott [...]

    19. Helen Marquis on said:

      Equal parts beautiful and depressing, The Lost Words brings together a collection of words that are disappearing from the mouths of British children Words like acorn, dandelion and otter, as kids no longer commune with nature, opting to commune with shiny screens instead.The book itself is stunning, combining beautiful poetry with stunning illustrations For me, a kid who grew up surrounded by nature with TV a parent enforced rationed commodity, I just found it really sad to think that these word [...]

    20. Ben Trevail on said:

      Exquisite in every sense It came along at a perfect time my class exploring the natural world through The Animals of Farthing Wood But for me, its life will go far beyond a book for school I walked today in the woods and I noticed than ever the timeless allure of Jackie Morris s wondrous illustrations and Robert Macfarlane s magical words will be returned to often and as my children grow up I hope they are as entranced and captivated as I am Perfect.

    21. Nicole on said:

      My sister was given this for Christmas and now I need to find it for my library The illustrations are beautiful and the poetry is sensational Macfarlane s love of words come through strongly There are several poems that left me thinking and that I want to revisit.

    22. Nick Swarbrick on said:

      I ve praised this rich and imaginative collaboration a lot this nicktomjoeookesblogs 20 was my latest Five stars.

    23. Matthias Vannieuwenhuyze on said:

      A true treasure A thing of beauty A joy forever.

    24. Cathrine on said:

      Gorgeousbreathtakinglyso.Artand words.Perfect match.They ll have youdancing poeticallythrough its pages andbeyond.Searchfindingrefindingthe lost wordsyou holdwithin.

    25. Orla Thompson on said:

      Beautiful illustrations of nature and lovely poems throughout the book.

    26. Andrea on said:

      I want to re read this again already, everything about this book is beautiful

    27. Rae on said:

      Such a beautiful book both the writing and the accompanying illustrations Marvelous nature themed alliterative rhymes or spell poems that beg to be read out loud Lovely, lovely, lovely

    28. Juliette on said:

      This is such a beautiful book, honestly I didn t really care about the poems, but the illustrations were just breathtaking.

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