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The Lost Spells (Hardcover)

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By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
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For those of you who take solace in words, art and nature, (or just one of the three) this book is for you.  By the author/illustrator of the beautiful The Lost Words, this is a "book of spells to be spoken aloud," about nature, accompanied by exquisite watercolors.  As I leafed through it the first time, I could feel my blood pressure lessening.  This is a remarkable book, a salve and an inspiration.

— From Carin's Picks


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

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