The Lost Words


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$35.00  $32.55
Anansi International
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11.0 X 14.81 X 0.75 inches | 3.2 pounds

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About the Author

ROBERT MACFARLANE is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the author of a number of bestselling and prize-winning books, including The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Holloway, Landmarks, and Underland, which won the Wainwright Prize. His work has been translated into many languages and widely adapted for film, television, and radio. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the E. M. Forster Award for Literature in 2017. He is a word collector and mountain climber -- and he has three children who have taught him more about the world than any book.

JACKIE MORRIS is an author and illustrator, photographer and painter. She was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2019. She lives in a small house beside the sea in St. David's, Wales. Her many books include Tell Me a Dragon; The Snow Leopard; The Wild Swans and Ted Hughes's How the Whale Became. She has a lively presence on social media and progress of her work can be followed on her blog:


Every page is enthralling.-- "New York Times"
Stylish and melancholy, The Lost Words is a book to savour.-- "Wall Street Journal"
Art, verse, and nature are combined with entertaining elegance in The Lost Words . . . This large, quality hardcover allows words and watercolour to shine and results in a work that can be left open at any page to stunning effect.-- "Shelf Awareness"
Utterly enchanting, it's celebration of nature -- but also language itself. If I ran the world, it'd be in every school library and classroom possible.-- "Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast"
This union of natural history, poetry, art, and whimsy is, indeed, a truly enchanting all-ages book of life to contemplate, read aloud, and share.-- "Booklist"
A sumptuous, nostalgic ode to a disappearing landscape.-- "Kirkus Reviews"