The Lost Spells

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Product Details

Price
$26.00  $24.18
Publisher
Anansi International
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.0 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781487007799

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About the Author

Robert Macfarlane is the prize-winning author of The Wild Places (2007) and The Old Roads (2011), Landmarks (2015) and Underland (2019). His writing has been widely adapted for television and radio. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Jackie Morris is an author and illustrator. She studied illustration at Hereford College of Art and Bath Academy and has illustrated many books, and written some. The Lost Words, co-authored with Robert Macfarlane, won the Kate Greenaway Medal 2019.

Reviews

Macfarlane's lyrics ... ring with consonance ("Thrift thrives where most life fails, falls, / is cast adrift") and wordplay ("Woodpecker, tree-wrecker") ... Morris's fluid artwork renders the elegant tilt of a fox's snout, birds' calligraphic flight patterns, and the eyelike whorls of silver birch bark ... One to treasure.-- "Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW"
Macfarlane and Morris bring us the mystery and wisdom of wild things as complementary and consolatory to our tame incompleteness ... These painted verses sing and shimmer with a magical exuberance that renders the wild world not parallel, not foreign, but proximate, beckoning, native to our own souls ... A charm against the curse of civilization, of exploitation, of apathy.-- "Maria Popova, Brain Pickings"
Elegant ... There is enough magic here to summon wild things even for those who are snug indoors.-- "Wall Street Journal"
This unusually beautiful book brings to readers the magic and wonder of nature ... Breathtakingly magical.-- "Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEWS"
Through deeply humane poems paired with warm illustrations, MacFarlane and Morris invited readers into the space where the enchanting natural world meets the expansive imagination . . . Crafted with the same tenderness as its sibling.-- "Shelf Awareness"