The Lost Words
With acrostic 'spells' by Robert Macfarlane and beautiful watercolour artwork by Jackie Morris, The Lost Words conjures back to glorious life some natural words fading from usage.
Published in October 2017, it focuses on words that are moving to the margins of many children's lives and stories – bluebell, dandelion, otter, kingfisher, acorn – and presents them as both challenge and celebration.
Free resources here include: An Explorer’s Guide to The Lost Words, posters, and a Literacy & Nature Resource Guide (from the John Muir Trust). Plus read how our John Muir Award Scotland Education Manager Rebecca Logsdon used a 'Wild Day' in nature to help her rediscover her own lost words.
19 May to 2 September: See The Lost Words exhibition at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
An Explorer's Guide to The Lost Words
This free guide by Eva John accompanies The Lost Words. It’s for anyone with an interest in nature, words and images who wants to explore further some of the ideas and creatures conjured up by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris in their enchanting 'spell book'. It's especially useful for teachers and educators.