“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed—fading away like water on a stone.”  (Quartzy)


I've been wondering how to describe this wonderful book, full of gorgeous art and lovely poems.  When I saw an article about it on Brain Pickings, I was enthralled--and ordered it immediately.   The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris came about when the Oxford children's dictionary dropped words related to nature and replaced them with words like broadband, celebrity, chat room ...

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