The Lost Spells | Nature Poetry and Art for Kids & Grown Ups - Alder & Alouette

The Lost Spells | Nature, Poetry, Beautiful Nature Art | Ages 3 to 103!

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Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted both children and adult readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults.

The Lost Spells evokes the wonder of everyday nature, conjuring up red foxes, birch trees, jackdaws, and more in poems and illustrations that flow between the pages and into readers' minds.

Robert Macfarlane's poems and Jackie Morris's watercolour illustrations are musical and magical. To read The Lost Spells is to see anew the natural world within our grasp and to be reminded of what happens when we allow it to slip away.


  • Written by Robert MacFarland and illustrated by Jackie Morris. 
  • Published by Anansi International, October 2, 2018.
  • Written for multiple ages from 3 to 103.  (of course a 3 year old would need some guidance) 
  • 0.75" H x 14.81" L x 11.0" W (3.2 lbs) 128 pages
  • Hardcover



"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

"My top book of the year." -- Spectator

"Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language - and its scope." -- Jeanette Winterson

"A gorgeous book!" -- @MargaretAtwood

"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 sumptuous, nostalgic ode to a disappearing landscape." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year." -- Frank Cottrell-Boyce

"A breathtaking book." -- New Statesman

"Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty." -- Alex Preston