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  • The Lost Words

  • By: Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
  • Narrated by: Guy Garvey, Edith Bowman, Benjamin Zephaniah, and others
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a rich landscape of discovery and imagination that is fading from children's minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our distinctive British countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane, this enchanting audiobook captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure magic!

  • By Anonymous User on 23-02-19

Unfolding the old magic ...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-10-18

... in the form of Speaking aloud Robert Macfarlane’s glorious spell poems. Lifting these Odes to nature words, excised from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, lofting them to the winds, carried on birdsong, to where they may rest on fertile ground, as dandelion seeds.

Drift with these seconds of children’s time, speak aloud these spells, be caressed by the voice of Cerys, ensure these words, these plants, these creatures remain found.

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