Those already familiar with The Lost Words - A Spell Book by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris, will know it as a work full of wildness, beauty and power. It is a place where poems become spells or incantations, and where art makes magic. This bestselling and award-winning book has become, as the Guardian puts it, ‘a cultural phenomenon’, finding its way into the lives and dreams of hundreds of thousands of people around the world, inspiring hope, wonder and change.
Working with the authors, Galileo is producing a stunning 1000 piece jigsaw featuring the iconic otter illustration which has featured in many of the live events. And, importantly, Macfarlane’s ‘spell’ that accompanies the image in the book is included on the back of the box.
The book has sold well over 200,000 copies and has won many awards, among them: Winner: Children’s Book of the Year 2018 (British Book of the Year Awards)
Winner: Hay Festival Book of the Year 2017 Winner: BAMB Most Beautiful Book of the Year 2017 Shortlisted: Waterstones Book of the Year 2017
And, just announced (June 2019) winner of The Kate Greenaway Award!
The Jigsaw will be published on September 5th.
Robert Macfarlane is the award winning author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Holloway and most recently Underland.
Jackie Morris is the illustrator of many children’s books including Cities in the Sea, The Seal Children and the Kate Greenaway nominated Something About a Bear.