The Lost Spells (Hardcover)

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By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)

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This book is a balm for the weary soul, and I can’t think of a better gift this year. Smaller in format and a companion to the previous Lost Words, it opens the imagination into the natural world as few other books can. Filled with magical poems written as spells, and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, you will come back to it again and again. Enjoy reading it aloud, to yourself or with your favorite children. ~ Jane

— Jane


Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults.

The Lost Spells evokes the wonder of everyday nature, conjuring up red foxes, birch trees, jackdaws, and more in poems and illustrations that flow between the pages and into readers' minds. Robert Macfarlane's spell-poems and Jackie Morris's watercolour illustrations are musical and magical: these are summoning spells, words of recollection, charms of protection. To read The Lost Spells is to see anew the natural world within our grasp and to be reminded of what happens when we allow it to slip away.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781487007799
ISBN-10: 1487007795
Publisher: Anansi International
Publication Date: October 27th, 2020
Pages: 120
Language: English