Monday, September 23, 2019

Bibliophile's Corner

The Lost Words
by Robert MacFarlane - illustrated by Jackie Morris

Flap Copy Description:
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 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.

My Thoughts:
What could be better than a book about words that celebrates the magic and wonder of the natural world? Evidently the British literary critics agree: The Lost Words won Children's Book of the Year as well as the Kate Greenaway Medal for children's book illustration to Jackie Morris. The beautiful book not only inspires the reader to more fully embrace the natural world, it reminds us all of those precious (and rarely-used) words that so perfectly describe our world. I highly recommend The Lost Words to readers of all ages!

Click here to learn about the author, Robert MacFarlane.
Click here to learn about the illustrator, Jackie Morris.