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Abbott Marshlands Nature Book Club
May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Lost Words ~Robert Macfarlane (Author), Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a “spell book” that will conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature.
The Book Club currently meets by Zoom. If you are not already on our bookclub email list and you would like to participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to send you meeting information and links.”