Shortlisted for the British Book Awards 30 from 30 Award 2020
Winner of the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year 2018
Shortlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2018
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019
Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children.
They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed – until one day, they were gone.
But there is an old kind of magic for finding what is missing, and for summoning what has vanished. If the right spells are spoken, the lost words might return…
The Lost Words is a very special illustrated collection of spell-poems to re-wild the language of children. 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.
|Dimensions||375 × 277 × 17 mm|
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Penguin Books Ltd