The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris (with signed Goldfinch Charm print)
This very special edition of The Lost Words comes with an A4-sized print of a Goldfinch hand signed in pencil by the authors Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.
The premise of The Lost Words is that 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.
When The Lost Words was published in 2017 it was widely praised for its exquisite poetry and inspiring illustrations Since then, the book has captured so many hearts and minds that it has become something of a phenomenon with fundraising campaigns across the country to get copies into schools. This special edition would make a wonderful gift not just for any child but for any house with children in it - we have all loved reading this book and examining the pictures with our small people.