WINNER OF THE CILIP KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL 2019
WINNER OF THE BEAUTIFUL BOOK AWARD 2017
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2018
‘The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I’ve read this year’ Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Observer
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.