The Lost Words is a very special collaboration between writer Robert MacFarlane and artist Jackie Morris full of magical “word spells” and ravishing artwork that evoke animals and plants of the English countryside. This is a wonderful book for children of all ages. Luscious language, exquisite artwork, a magical experience for both eye and ear. Written to be read aloud, drawn to be poured over, printed in large format. You deserve to have this book, and so do the children in your life.
The below was done as a promotional giveaway, but it’s made from the same recipe as the feast of words and illustrations to be found in this wonderful book.
Please buy this book from a local independent bookseller if at all possible. You need this book, and they need your support.
3 thoughts on “The Lost Words”
It is beautiful, but I wish the font were a bit less fancied up. I know, I know — it’s wonderful art, but all those tails on the page make reading the text hard for me. Given those illustrations, I could struggle through the text, though!
The picture shown is a one-off promo prize that was hand-lettered. The book itself is typeset in regular book style type, so you’ll have no trouble reading it. Struck me as a book you would truly enjoy with your love of nature and of words.
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Ah, ha! Great. The more I look at those birds, the more entranced I become.