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Copies of The Lost Words purchased at Seven Fables are a little extra special as they are stamped with a little golden wren and Robert Macfarlane's charm entitled 'Heartwood.' 

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 for all ages.


Winner of the The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Published October 2017

Hardback 128 pages | 376 x 278 mm

Hamish Hamilton Penguin Books Ltd

Book - The Lost Words

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