The Lost Spells

The Lost Spells
Author: Robert MacFarlane
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1487007795
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Anansi International
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The follow-up to the internationally bestselling sensation The Lost Words, The Lost Spells is a beautiful collection of poems and illustrations that evokes the magic of the everyday natural world.

The Lost Words

The Lost Words
Author: Robert Macfarlane
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1487005385
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Anansi International
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist and author Jackie Morris, a beautiful collection of poems and illustrations to help readers rediscover the magic of the natural world.

The Lost Words

The Lost Words
Author: Robert Macfarlane,Jackie Morris
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0241253586
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Release: 2017-10-02
Editor: Hamish Hamilton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed - until one day, they were gone. But there is an old kind of magic for finding what is missing, and for summoning what has gone. If the right spells are spoken, the lost words can be brought back . . . All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a rich landscape of discovery and imagination that is fading from children's minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our distinctive, British countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustrations by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

Island Zombie

Island Zombie
Author: Roni Horn
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780691208978
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Release: 2020-12-22
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An evocative chronicle of the power of solitude in the natural world I’m often asked, but have no idea why I chose Iceland, why I first started going, why I still go. In truth I believe Iceland chose me.—from the introduction Contemporary artist Roni Horn first visited Iceland in 1975 at the age of nineteen, and since then, the island’s treeless expanse has had an enduring hold on Horn’s creative work. Through a series of remarkable and poetic reflections, vignettes, episodes, and illustrated essays, Island Zombie distills the artist’s lifelong experience of Iceland’s natural environment. Together, these pieces offer an unforgettable exploration of the indefinable and inescapable force of remote, elemental places, and provide a sustained look at how an island and its atmosphere can take possession of the innermost self. Island Zombie is a meditation on being present. It vividly conveys Horn’s experiences, from the deeply profound to the joyful and absurd. Through powerful evocations of the changing weather and other natural phenomena—the violence of the wind, the often aggressive birds, the imposing influence of glaciers, and the ubiquitous presence of water in all its variety—we come to understand the author’s abiding need for Iceland, a place uniquely essential to Horn’s creative and spiritual life. The dramatic surroundings provoke examinations of self-sufficiency and isolation, and these ruminations summon a range of cultural companions, including El Greco, Emily Dickinson, Judy Garland, Wallace Stevens, Edgar Allan Poe, William Morris, and Rachel Carson. While brilliantly portraying nature’s sublime energy, Horn also confronts issues of consumption, destruction, and loss, as the industrial and man-made encroach on Icelandic wilderness. Filled with musings on a secluded region that perpetually encourages a sense of discovery, Island Zombie illuminates a wild and beautiful Iceland that remains essential and new.

Landmarks

Landmarks
Author: Robert Macfarlane
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780241967867
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Release: 2015-03-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: 'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer "I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent 'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times

Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Spellbook of the Lost and Found
Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780698405059
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Release: 2017-08-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The highly anticipated new book from the acclaimed author of The Accident Season is a gorgeous, twisty story about things gone missing, things returned from the past, and a group of teenagers, connected in ways they could never have imagined. One stormy Irish summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hairclips and jewelry, but soon it's clear that Rose has lost something much bigger, something she won't talk about, and Olive thinks her best friend is slipping away. Then seductive diary pages written by a girl named Laurel begin to appear all over town. And Olive meets three mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel, and her twin brother, Rowan, secretly squatting in an abandoned housing estate. The trio are wild and alluring, but they seem lost too—and like Rose, they're holding tight to painful secrets. When they discover the spellbook, it changes everything. Damp, tattered and ancient, it's full of hand-inked charms to conjure back things that have been lost. And it just might be their chance to find what they each need to set everything back to rights. Unless it's leading them toward things that were never meant to be found...

Book of Lost Spells 5th Edition

Book of Lost Spells   5th Edition
Author: Frog God Games,Necromancer Games
Pages: 138
ISBN: 1622835158
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Release: 2018-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ask any wizard. There's no such thing as too many spells. This massive compendium of magical mayhem ought to satisfy even the most discerning necromancers and thaumaturgists, and they aren't easy to please (especially the necromancers). Weighing in with a total of 708 spells, the Book of Lost Spells is a vital resources for anyone wanting to add a bit more mystery to the magic of Fifth Edition

The Old Ways

The Old Ways
Author: Robert Macfarlane
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780241145531
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Release: 2012-06-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE The original bestseller from the beloved author of UNDERLAND, LANDMARKS and THE LOST WORDS - Robert Macfarlane travels Britain's ancient paths and discovers the secrets of our beautiful, underappreciated landscape 'The Old Ways confirms Macfarlane's reputation as one of the most eloquent and observant of contemporary writers about nature' Scotland on Sunday Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations. 'Sublime... It sets the imagination tingling, laying an irresistible trail for readers to follow' Sunday Times 'Read this and it will be impossible to take an unremarkable walk again' Metro 'He has a rare physical intelligence and affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time: wonderful' Antony Gormley

The Gifts of Reading

The Gifts of Reading
Author: Robert Macfarlane,William Boyd,Candice Carty-Williams
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781474615693
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Release: 2020-09-17
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'This story, like so many stories, begins with a gift. The gift, like so many gifts, was a book...' So begins the essay by Robert Macfarlane that inspired this collection. In this cornucopia of an anthology, you will find essays by some of the world's most beloved novelists, nonfiction writers, essayists and poets. 'You will see books taking flight in flocks, migrating around the world, landing in people's hearts and changing them for a day or a year or a lifetime. 'You will see books sparking wonder or anger; throwing open windows into other languages, other cultures, other minds; causing people to fall in love or to fight for what is right. 'And more than anything, over and over again, you will see books and words being given, received and read - and in turn prompting further generosity.' Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of global literacy non-profit, Room to Read, The Gifts of Reading forms inspiring, unforgettable, irresistible proof of the power and necessity of books and reading. Inspired by Robert Macfarlane Curated by Jennie Orchard With contributions by: William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams, Imtiaz Dharker, Roddy Doyle, Pico Iyer, Andy Miller, Jackie Morris, Jan Morris, Sisonke Msimang, Dina Nayeri, Chigozie Obioma, Michael Ondaatje, David Pilling Max Porter, Philip Pullman, Alice Pung, Jancis Robinson, S.F.Said, Madeleine Thien, Salley Vickers, John Wood and Markus Zusak

Lottie Walter

Lottie   Walter
Author: Anna Walker
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781328470386
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Release: 2019
Editor: Clarion Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lottie secretly knows there is a shark in the pool waiting to eat her, until her new walrus friend, Walter, helps her to conquer her fear.

Underland

Underland
Author: Robert Macfarlane
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780241146422
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Release: 2019-05-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019 WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century From the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely' The Irish Times 'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal 'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be' Observer on The Old Ways 'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks 'It sets the imagination tingling...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' The Sunday Times on The Old Ways

The Wild Places

The Wild Places
Author: Robert Macfarlane
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781847081599
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Release: 2009-07-02
Editor: Granta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness? In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.

The Tiny Star

The Tiny Star
Author: Mem Fox
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780593304037
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Release: 2021-11-16
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful and gentle story about life and death from beloved author Mem Fox, illustrated by rising star Freya Blackwood; its star imagery, and sense of rebirth make it a perfect choice for the holiday season. In this touching and timeless story, a star falls to earth where it becomes a baby and is embraced and cared for by the community. Renowned author Mem Fox's tender text about the journey of life is beautifully rendered by Freya Blackwood whose luminous illustrations capture the warmth and complexity of growing up. This a unique and moving story to be cherished by all ages and shared for generations to come. "Mem Fox's books are like a warm blanket; they have a way of making the world seem a little cosier." --Sunday Age (Australia)

Ghostways Two Journeys in Unquiet Places

Ghostways  Two Journeys in Unquiet Places
Author: Robert Macfarlane,Stanley Donwood,Dan Richards
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781324015833
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Release: 2020-11-24
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A hauntingly beautiful diptych of works inspired by Robert Macfarlane’s travels with celebrated collaborators to two eerie corners of England. In Holloway, "a perfect miniature prose-poem" (William Dalrymple), Macfarlane, artist Stanley Donwood, and writer Dan Richards travel to Dorset, near the south coast of England, to explore a famed "hollowed way"—a path used by walkers and riders for so many centuries that it has become worn far down into the soft golden bedrock of the region. In Ness, "a triumphant libretto of mythic modernism for our poisoned age" (Max Porter), Macfarlane and Donwood create a modern myth about Orford Ness, the ten-mile-long shingle spit that lies off the coast of East Anglia, which the British government used for decades to conduct secret weapons tests.

Song of the Golden Hare

Song of the Golden Hare
Author: Jackie Morris
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1847804500
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Release: 2013-11-15
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He had been waiting all his life, hoping to hear the hare's song.... The boy and his family are special. While others hunt the hares, his family search for leverets orphaned by the hunt and keep them safe. But this isn't why they are special. It is because they hold the secret of the song of the golden hare. When the hares begin to move across the land the boy and his sister know that their greatest challenge has begun. They must follow and watch and wait until the time comes for the old queen to leave and her child to reign in her place. But others are searching for the golden queen of the hares, a hunter with two hounds, one silver, one black. Can two children, on their own, keep the golden queen safe from the man and his hounds?

The Lost Book of the White

The Lost Book of the White
Author: Cassandra Clare,Wesley Chu
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781481495127
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the second book in the Eldest Curses series and a thrilling new adventure for High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, for whom a death-defying mission into the heart of evil is not just a job, it’s also a romantic getaway. The Lost Book of the White is a Shadowhunters novel. Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. They’re living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet—as peaceful and quiet as they ever are, anyway. Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus’s apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec will have to drop everything to get it back. They need to follow the thieves to Shanghai, they need to call some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter. Also, someone has stabbed Magnus with a strange magical weapon and the wound is glowing, so they have that to worry about too. Fortunately, their backup consists of Clary, Jace, Isabelle, and newly minted Shadowhunter Simon. In Shanghai, they learn that a much darker threat awaits them. Magnus’s magic is growing unstable, and if they can’t stop the demons flooding into the city, they might have to follow them all the way back to the source—the realm of the dead. Can they stop the threat to the world? Will they make it back home before their kid completely wears out Alec’s mom?

A Velocity of Being

A Velocity of Being
Author: Maria Popova,Claudia Zoe Bedrick
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1592702287
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.

Mr Majeika and the Lost Spell Book

Mr Majeika and the Lost Spell Book
Author: Humphrey Carpenter
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780141944371
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Release: 2003-09-04
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fun and magic combine as usual in this new Mr Majeika story. The pupils in Class 3 at St Barty's School are not impressed when their headteacher imposes strict rules of behaviour for Halloween. Mr Majeika uses a little magic to make the evening memorable but nasty Hamish Bigmore tells the local press and gets the wizard-teacher the sack. School without magic seems rather boring and Mr Majeika doesn't last long in the other jobs he tries. His long-time enemy, Wilhelmina Warlock is clearly behindall the trouble; she and the dreaded Hamish must be defeated before life can return to normal.

The Lost Spells

The Lost Spells
Author: Anderson Atlas
Pages: 324
ISBN: 1949897028
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Release: 2019-01-18
Editor: Synesthesia Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Karl Chen and family were homeless and forced to move into a broken-down ranch house nestled in a canyon outside Tucson Arizona. Not only is the house trashed, boarded up and left to rot, it's haunted. Pretty hopeless, right? Adventure hits Karl when he meets a talking spider and learns the ghost is an old witch from Romania. Karl teams up with Spider-Mary, once a girl. With only Vira's magic book, their wits and bravery, Karl and Spider-Mary battle Vira, defend their canyon home, and attempt to return Mary to her human form. READ THE KIRKUS REVIEW HERE: https: //www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/anderson-atlas/lost-spells/

Folk Magic and Healing

Folk Magic and Healing
Author: Fez Inkwright
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1912634112
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Release: 2019-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A book of the folklore, history and healing properties of common plants Hedgerows are a vital part of the British countryside. Home to thousands of species of animals, insects, and plants, they've long become ingrained in the myth and lore of the country and its people. Many old wives' tales about the plants that grow there were created to spread knowledge of their healing properties, and many have become entwined with stories of local spirits, deities, and more ancient legends. This stunningly illustrated treasury of the folklore of flora is packed with insight, lore and the revealed mysteries of everyday plants is, ultimately, a collection of many of these beliefs, aiming to inspire a greater appreciation of hedgerow plants before they disappear completely. Folk Magic and Healing: An Unusual History of Plants is perfect for gardeners, writers, folklorists, witches and general knowledge buffs alike!