With words from the natural world falling out of usage, words such as kingfisher, bramble and weasel, Robert Macfarlane has written acrostic spell poems to help bring these lost words back to life. Accompanied by Jackie Morris' stunningly beautiful watercolour illustrations, they bring the natural world into the modern world of children who may rarely get the opportunity to play outside in the wild. Inspiring a whole new generation of creative thinkers to love and appreciate the world around them, The Lost Spells is an enchanting book that brings to life the magic and wonder of language and the natural world before it's lost forever.
The Lost Words Hardback edition by Robert Macfarlane - Jackie Morris
Ages: 5+ (perhaps reading aloud to younger children)
Dimensions: 37.5 x 1.7 x 27.7 cm