|Publisher:||House of Anansi Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.45(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.00(d)|
About the Author
JACKIE MORRIS grew up in the Vale of Evesham and studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy. She won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, the highest honour in children’s book illustration, for The Lost Words. She has illustrated for the New Statesman, the Independent, and the Guardian, collaborated with Ted Hughes, and has written and illustrated over forty books, including beloved classics such as The Snow Leopard, The Ice Bear, Song of the Golden Hare, Tell Me a Dragon, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and The Wild Swans. Jackie Morris lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire.
What People are Saying About This
PRAISE FOR ROBERT MACFARLANE, JACKIE MORRIS, AND THE LOST WORDS: Winner, CILIP Kate Greenaway MedalFinalist, Wainwright Prize“A gorgeous book!” @MargaretAtwood“Every page is enthralling.” New York Times “Art, verse, and nature are combined with entertaining elegance in The Lost Words. . . This large, quality hardcover allows words and watercolour to shine and results in a work that can be left open at any page to stunning effect.” Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW“A gorgeous coffee-table book . . . with stunning artwork made with watercolour and gold leaf, and poems on words ranging from ‘acorn’ to ‘wren.’” PEI Guardian “Stylish and melancholy, The Lost Words is a book to savour.” Wall Street Journal “My top book of the year.” Spectator “Sumptuous . . . a book combining meticulous wordcraft with exquisite illustrations deftly restores language describing the natural world to the children’s lexicon . . . The Lost Words is a beautiful book and an important one.” Observer “One of the most striking and poignant picture books of the season . . . This giant tome contains not only beautiful illustrations but a haunting series of poems that read like a summoning back of the wild . . . A book in which every page seems like an act of love.” Herald “A breathtaking book.” New Statesman “A sumptuous, nostalgic ode to a disappearing landscape.” Kirkus Reviews “This union of natural history, poetry, art, and whimsy is, indeed, a truly enchanting all-ages book of life to contemplate, read aloud, and share.” Booklist “Utterly enchanting, it’s a celebration of nature but also language itself. If I ran the world, it’d be in every school library and classroom possible.” Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast “One of the most stunningly beautiful books I have had the pleasure of reading (and rereading) this year.” Fab Book Reviews “Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language and its scope.” Jeanette Winterson“The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I’ve read this year.” Frank Cottrell-Boyce“Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty.” Alex Preston