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The Lost Words Otter Puzzle
by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris




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This 1000-piece special-edition jigsaw puzzle is based on The Lost Words, the internationally bestselling collection of poems and illustrations by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these "lost words" included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail.

Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a "spell book" that will conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature. The Lost Words is that book -- a work that has already cast its extraordinary spell on hundreds of thousands of people.

This jigsaw puzzle gives readers a chance to explore The Lost Words further by recreating Jackie Morris's magical watercolour painting that accompanies Robert Macfarlane's spell-poem for otter.

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Overview

This 1000-piece special-edition jigsaw puzzle is based on The Lost Words, the internationally bestselling collection of poems and illustrations by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these "lost words" included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail.

Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a "spell book" that will conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature. The Lost Words is that book -- a work that has already cast its extraordinary spell on hundreds of thousands of people.

This jigsaw puzzle gives readers a chance to explore The Lost Words further by recreating Jackie Morris's magical watercolour painting that accompanies Robert Macfarlane's spell-poem for otter.


 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781487007607
  • ISBN-10: 1487007604
  • Publisher: House of Anansi Press
  • Publish Date: October 2019
  • Dimensions: 10.6 x 14.4 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


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