The Lost Words

The Lost Words

From Acorn to Weasel: a gorgeous, hand-illustrated, large-format spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world 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 m From Acorn to Weasel: a gorgeous, hand-illustrated, large-format spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the na...

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Title:The Lost Words
Author:Robert Macfarlane
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:The Lost Words
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:112 pages pages

The Lost Words Reviews

  • Alison
    Nov 25, 2017
    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 w...
  • Rae
    Oct 23, 2017
    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! ...
  • Anandi
    Nov 18, 2017
    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-achin...
  • PC
    Jan 15, 2018
    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 chos...
  • Ishta Mercurio
    Dec 08, 2017
    Beautiful, mysterious, delicious... Read this book aloud and let the fullness of these lost words resonate within your soul. ...
  • Penelope
    Oct 17, 2017
    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...
  • Krist─źne
    Dec 30, 2017
    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. ...
  • Helen Marquis
    Jan 10, 2018
    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 ...
  • Emma Turner
    Jan 02, 2018
    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 ov...
  • Simon
    Jan 01, 2018
    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 ...
  • Nicole
    Dec 25, 2017
    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. ...
  • Cathrine
    Oct 21, 2017
    Gorgeous breathtakingly so. Art and words. Perfect match. They'll have you dancing poetically through its pages and beyond. Search finding refinding the lost words you hold within. ...
  • Paul
    Nov 12, 2017
    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 dra...
  • Juliette
    Jan 03, 2018
    This is such a beautiful book, honestly I didn't really care about the poems, but the illustrations were just breathtaking. ...
  • Matthias Vannieuwenhuyze
    Nov 29, 2017
    A true treasure. A thing of beauty. A joy forever. ...
  • Alice Lippart
    Nov 12, 2017
    Absolutely gorgeous. ...
  • Gumble's Yard
    Dec 27, 2017
    Buy this book for the children in your life, or if there are none for your inner child ...
  • John Ollerton
    Oct 12, 2017
    A thing of true Beauty. ...
  • BrookesEducationLibrary
    Nov 06, 2017
    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 enjo...
  • Beth  Bennett
    Oct 04, 2017
    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 ...
  • Andrea
    Oct 12, 2017
    I want to re-read this again already, everything about this book is beautiful! ...
  • Nick Swarbrick
    Oct 27, 2017
    I?ve praised this rich and imaginative collaboration a lot: this http://nicktomjoe.brookesblogs.net/20... was my latest. Five stars. ...
  • Dominique Kyle
    Jan 12, 2018
    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 worr...
  • Sarah
    Oct 15, 2017
    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 acro...
  • Ben Trevail
    Dec 16, 2017
    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 more than ever; the timeless allure of Jackie Morri...
  • Lyndsay
    Oct 02, 2017
    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 Macfarla...
  • Beercott Books
    Nov 15, 2017
    Popped into a local book shop and Jackie Morris just happened to be there signing copies of this book. Couldn't help taking a look and was immediately captivated by the illustrations. ...
  • Miss Lynham
    Oct 25, 2017
    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 c...
  • Orla Thompson
    Nov 27, 2017
    Beautiful illustrations of nature and lovely poems throughout the book. ...
  • Erin Bow
    Jan 04, 2018
    Read once, need to read about sixteen more 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, Jac...