From Acorn to Weasel- a gorgeous spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world, told by iconic voices of modern Britain through a stunning audio soundscape.
Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The
Wild Places, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and The Lost
Words, co-created with Jackie Morris. Mountains of
the Mind won the Guardian First Book Award and the Somerset
Maugham Award and The Wild Places won the Boardman-Tasker
Award. Both books have been adapted for television by the BBC.
The Lost Words won the Books Are My Bag Beautiful Book Award
and the Hay Festival Book of the Year. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel
College, Cambridge, and writes on environmentalism, literature and
travel for publications including the Guardian, the
Sunday Times and The New York Times.
Jackie Morris grew up in the Vale of Evesham, dreaming of becoming an artist and living by the sea. She studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy, and went on to illustrate for the New Statesman, Independent and Guardian among many other publications. As a children's author and artist, she has created over forty books, including beloved classics such as Song of the Golden Hare, Tell Me A Dragon, East of the Sun, West of the Moon and The Wild Swans. She collaborated with Ted Hughes, and her books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Jackie now lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire, which she shares with a small pride of cats and various other gentle creatures.
One of the publishing sensations of recent times is The Lost
Words * Daily Mail *
My top book of the year... It is one of those children's books for ages up to 99 years. The lost words are those my generation and earlier ones used every day and which are fast disappearing, and Macfarlane's aim is to resurrect the everyday glories of our language. May he succeed * Susan Hill *
Gilded and glorious, Jackie Morris's paintings illustrate Robert Macfarlane's acrostic poems in The Lost Words, one of the years loveliest books for all ages over 10 * The Sunday Times *
Rapturously received celebration of nature * The New Statesman *
Macfarlane is a changemaker... he has made nature-writing populis6t and big-selling. Morris's paintings are beautiful - at once familiar and other. A contender for book of the year * The Big Issue *
'deeply reflective and gorgeously illustrated...Morris's paintings of wildlife echo the complexity and vibrancy of Macfarlane's poetry' * Publisher's Weekly *