"The Lost Words" - hard back by Robert MacFarlane & Jackie Morris - SIGNED COPY (Signed by Jackie Morris)
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This is an award-winning hard copy book with words by Robert MacFarlane and gorgeous illustrations by Jackie Morris. Each copy is hand-signed by Jackie Morris, making it something extra special - a book to treasure.
We can't recommend it highly enough!
"Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly at first almost no one noticed - until one day they were gone.
"But there is an old kind of magic for finding what is missing, and for summoning what has vanished. If the right spells are spoken, the lost words might return..."
From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris -- a beautiful illustrated book for readers young and old
All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. 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 our children's minds.
The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.
A propotion of the royalties from each copy sold will be donated to Action for Conservation, a charity dedicated to inspiring young people to take action for the natural world, and to the next generation of conservationists.
About Jackie Morris
Jackie is a celebrated author and illustrator.
As well as publishing numerous of her own books, Jackie has worked for many famous authors and clients including Oxfam, Amnesty and Greenpeace. She has illustrated books for Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes, Mary Hoffman, Caroline Pitcher, Robin Hobbs and many other eminent authors, as well as designs for the Terry Pratchett Disc World Calendar, and Christmas cards for the Musicians Benevolent Fund.