The lost words : a spell book
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Contributors:
Morris, Jackie, illustrator.
Published:
[Toronto, Canada] : House of Anansi Press, 2018.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 38 cm.
Status:
6 copies, 3 people are on the wait list.
Description

FINALIST, WAINWRIGHT PRIZE In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary -- widely used in schools around the world -- was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these "lost words" included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail. The news of these substitutions -- the outdoor and natural being displaced by the indoor and virtual -- became seen by many as a powerful sign of the growing gulf between childhood and the natural world.

Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a "spell book" that will conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature. The Lost Words is that book -- a work that has already cast its extraordinary spell on hundreds of thousands of people and begun a grass-roots movement to re-wild childhood across Britain, Europe, and North America.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781487005382, 1487005385

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Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Penguin Books Ltd.
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"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."--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Macfarlane, R., & Morris, J. (2018). The lost words: a spell book. [Toronto, Canada]: House of Anansi Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Macfarlane, Robert, 1976- and Jackie, Morris. 2018. The Lost Words: A Spell Book. [Toronto, Canada]: House of Anansi Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Macfarlane, Robert, 1976- and Jackie, Morris, The Lost Words: A Spell Book. [Toronto, Canada]: House of Anansi Press, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Macfarlane, Robert, and Jackie Morris. The Lost Words: A Spell Book. [Toronto, Canada]: House of Anansi Press, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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