Robert Macfarlane is collaborating with illustrator Jackie Morris on a book called The Lost Words: A Spell-Book. [scheduled for Spring 2017]
Robert Macfarlane, the award-winning writer, is to pen his first book for children in a bid to reinstate nature words back into their vocabularies.
Macfarlane, known for his nature writing for adults, is to produce a children’s picture book featuring flora and fauna that have dropped out of every day use in the new generation.
It is intended to counter an obsession with technology, the indoor lifestyle, and the fashion for “urban dystopia” in children’s literature and films like The Hunger Games.