The Lost Words

  • Type: Books
  • By: Robert MacFarlane & Jackie Morris
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Sally M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780241253588
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Rediscover lost words in this richly illustrated volume of poetry

When a new edition of The Oxford Junior Dictionary was published recently, a number of nature-related words were taken out and replaced with words that pertain to recent developments in technology. The author and illustrator of this book decided to create a tribute to these "lost" words and celebrate the wonders of nature. The writer created an acrostic poem for each word and the illustrator designed gorgeous watercolor paintings to accompany the poems. The plants and animals named in the poems are native to Great Britain, but mid-Michigan readers will find them familiar. This book is a treasure for anyone of any age who loves the outdoors.