Dazzlingly beautiful and wonderfully inventive, discover the magical new book from the creators of bestselling, critically acclaimed literary phenomenon, The Lost Words.
Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but fresh in its form, The Lost Spells is a pocket–sized treasure that introduces a beautiful new set of natural spell–poems and artwork by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. Each ‘spell’ conjures an animal, bird, tree or flower — from barn owl to red fox, grey seal to silver birch, jay to jackdaw — with which we share our lives and landscapes. Moving, joyful and funny, The Lost Spells above all celebrates a sense of wonder, bearing witness to nature’s power to amaze, console and bring joy. Written to be read aloud, painted in brushstrokes that call to the forest, field, riverbank and also to the heart, The Lost Spells summons back what is often lost from sight and care, teaching the names of everyday species, and inspiring its readers to attention, love and care.
“Luminously beautiful. An amulet in dark times, to be carried like a talisman out into the world, where it is very much needed.” — Dara McAnulty.
“Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language.” Jeanette Winterson, The Guardian.
“Breathtaking, magical… Jackie Morris has created something that you could spend all day looking at.” — New Statesman.
“Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty.” — The Observer.