Sign up for text message event notifications by texting BASEVENTS to 970-620-9150

The lost words: a spell book
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
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:
Basalt Juvenile Nonfiction
J 821 MAC
Description

Winner, CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 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.

Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Basalt Juvenile Nonfiction
J 821 MAC
On Shelf
Location
Call Number
Status
GCP Rifle Non Fiction
508 MAC
Due Feb 1, 2020
Gunnison Juvenile Nonfiction
J 821.9 Mac
Due Jan 27, 2020
MCPLD Central New Child
jBIG 821 M143L
Due Feb 3, 2020
Pitkin County Library
OVERSIZE 821.92 M143
Due Feb 4, 2020
SSCL Bud Oversize
OVERSIZE 821.92 MAC
Prospector Off Campus
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781487005382, 1487005385

Notes

General Note
Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Penguin Books Ltd.
Description
"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.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
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.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
1a0cfd32-e186-c530-7313-87c299ce1d84
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJan 20, 2020 09:58:05 AM
Last File Modification TimeJan 20, 2020 09:58:25 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJan 20, 2020 09:58:14 AM

MARC Record

LEADER05935cam a2200925Ii 4500
0011023522663
008180219t20182017onca   j      000 p eng d
003OCoLC
00520181108111701.0
1001 |a Macfarlane, Robert,|d 1976-|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb98067778|e author.
7001 |a Morris, Jackie,|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n94108041|e illustrator.
650 0|a Nature|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85090277|x Terminology|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh99001987|v Juvenile poetry.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh99001675
650 0|a Nature|v Juvenile poetry.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008108352
650 0|a English language|x Usage|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043755|v Juvenile poetry.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh99001675
650 0|a English language|x Social aspects|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043696|v Juvenile poetry.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh99001675
650 0|a Vocabulary|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85144057|v Juvenile poetry.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh99001675
650 0|a Nature in art|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2002012103|v Juvenile literature.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh99001674
655 7|a Nature poetry.|2 lcgft|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2016026111
650 0|a Nature in art.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2002012103
650 1|a Animals.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/childrensSubjects/sj96004766
650 0|a Animals|v Poetry.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85005262
650 0|a Animals|v Pictorial works.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85005261
650 0|a Animals in art.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85005283
650 0|a Nature|v Pictorial works.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010103525
650 7|a English language|x Social aspects.|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst00911649
650 7|a English language|x Usage.|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst00911918
650 7|a Nature.|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst01034561
650 7|a Nature in art.|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst01034679
650 7|a Vocabulary.|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst01168328
655 7|a Didactic poetry.|2 lcgft|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2014026289
655 7|a Acrostics (Poetry).|2 lcgft|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2014026214
655 7|a Illustrated works.|2 lcgft|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2014026111
655 7|a Acrostics (Poetry)|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst01921571
655 7|a Didactic poetry.|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst01726585
655 7|a Illustrated works.|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst01423873
655 7|a Juvenile works.|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst01411637
655 7|a Nature poetry.|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst01982531
655 7|a Poetry.|2 fast|0 (OCoLC)fst01423828
020 |a 9781487005382
020 |a 1487005385
050 4|a QH48|b .M225 2018
055 3|a PR6113 A23|b L67 2018
08204|a 821/.92|2 23
010 |a 2018940101
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.ltiac in 2019.12
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.ltiac in 2019.03
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.ltiac in 2019.01
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.ing in 2018.12
99500|a Exported from Connexion by Bud Werner and loaded with m2btab.b in 2018.11
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.click in 2018.11
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.click in 2018.11
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.click in 2018.11
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.ven in 2018.12
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.migrate in 2019.10
500 |a Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Penguin Books Ltd.
520 |a "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."--|c Provided by publisher.
264 1|a [Toronto, Canada] :|b House of Anansi Press,|c 2018.
264 4|c ©2017
300 |a 1 volume (unpaged) :|b chiefly color illustrations ;|c 38 cm
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent
336 |a still image|b sti|2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated|b n|2 rdamedia
338 |a volume|b nc|2 rdacarrier
385 |n age|a Children|2 lcdgt
24514|a The lost words :|b a spell book /|c Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris.
035 |a (OCoLC)1023522663
049 |a HEVA
040 |a YDX|b eng|e rda|c YDX|d BDX|d IG$|d UOK|d OCLCQ|d CGP|d JAO|d UAP|d QS5|d OCLCF|d HEV
948 |a MARCIVE Comp, Dec 2019
948 |a MARCIVE COMP, Feb 28, 2018
948 |a MARCIVE Q3&4 2018
998 |e -|a ba|a baju|a gc|a gcr|a gu|a gug|a mr|a mp|a mpm|a mpmj|a pc|a ss|a ssb
907 |a .b58386567
989 |1 .i121724189|b 1130003731720|d pc|g -|m 200204|h 7|x 5|t 1|i 2|j 2|k 181105|o -|a OVERSIZE 821.92|r M143
989 |1 .i121752100|b 1240051801240|d ssbov|g @|m 200125|h 8|x 6|t 0|i 5|j 7|k 181108|o -|s OVERSIZE|a 821.92|r MAC
989 |1 .i121872993|b 1440002811029|d bajnf|g -|m |h 2|x 2|t 0|i 0|j 57|k 181125|o -|s J|a 821|r MAC
989 |1 .i121952824|b 1270001573630|d gugjn|g -|m 200127|h 8|x 5|t 1|i 5|j 300|k 181203|o -|s J|a 821.9|r Mac
989 |1 .i122001230|b 1220005783460|d gcrnf|g -|m 200201|h 8|x 6|t 1|i 6|j 70|k 181207|o -|a 508|r MAC|u 1220005783460gcrnb092508MAC701151p$35.00p
989 |1 .i122076965|b 1090061299269|d mpmjn|g -|m 200203|h 9|x 8|t 1|i 4|j 17|k 181217|o -|s jBIG|a 821|r M143L|u j821M143L1251090061299269mpmjn$35.00p57-BTmra092
989 |1 .i127964319|b 1110011785736|d mrlaz|g -|m |h 2|x 1|t 0|i 1|j 300|k 191014|o -|a 821 Mac