The Lost Spells


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$26.00  $24.18
Anansi International
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5.1 X 7.0 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Robert Macfarlane is the author of the prizewinning Mountains of the Mind and The Wild Places, both of which were New York Times Notable Books. He has contributed to Harper's, Granta, the Observer, Times Literary Supplement, and London Review of Books. He is a fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Jackie is the author of many children's books as well as being the illustrator of the wildly successful The Lost Words and The Lost Spells created in conjunction with Robert Macfarlane. She is the winner of 2019 Kate Greenaway Award for her work on The Lost Words. She lives and works in a small cottage by the sea in Wales, UK


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"