Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
Reviewed by Sara Rinne, Maggie’s Bookstore, Montrose, Colo.
What Macfarlane and Morris have created is part poetry collection, part work of art. Macfarlane has created an acrostic poem—a “spell,” as he calls—for each of these disappearing words. Accompanying his spells are gorgeous watercolor and mixed-media illustrations by Morris. The idea is to read the book aloud and conjure, through these spells, pictures of the natural world in the mind’s eye. [Read more]