The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane

Into the Wild

The Lost Words Read Online Free - 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.

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ISBN : 0241253586
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 112 pages


Simon rated it ★★★★★

January 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 so so glad I did as...

Paul rated it ★★★★☆

November 16, 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 drawn from the n...

Beth rated it ★★★★★

October 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 truly complemen...

Alice rated it ★★★★☆

November 12, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous.

Viv rated it ★★★★☆

January 31, 2018

5* for the illustrations 4* for the poetry This 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 ha...

Gumble's Yard rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2018

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

Lyndsay rated it ★★★★★

October 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 Macfarlane's Acrost...

Kristīne rated it ★★★★☆

December 30, 2017

It kā jau buramvārdi, bet vairāk gan dzejvārdi par daudziem ļoti svarīgiem, bet bieži vien nepamanāmiem dzīvas dabas iemītniekiem. Bezgala skaistas ilustrācijas, un lielais formāts visam piešķir dubultu brīnišķību.

Anandi rated it ★★★★★

November 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-achingly lovely and wonderfully rich, n...

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

October 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 acrostic poems....

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