The Lost Words
The Lost Words
Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris

The Lost Words



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With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and illustrations by Jackie Morris, this enchanting, large format book evokes the irreplaceable magic of language and nature. A delightful, magical book to be enjoyed by all ages.


The Lost Words is a reference to the words disappearing from children’s lives, such as dandelion, otter, ramble and acorn. With alliteration, word play and exquisite illustrations in watercolour and gold leaf, this charming book is set to be a classic.

  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
  • Hard cover
  • Number of pages: 128 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0241253588
  • Fully illustrated
  • British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year 2018
  • For ages 4-10 years but adults will also enjoy