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Lesser Goldfinch (1 of 1)-Edit-2-Edit-art-72“Goldfinches”– Photo-Artistry by kenne

Tomorrow is my grandson, Kenne Jaxon’s 8th birthday. It’s been about two years since we have seen our grandsons, Jaxon and Nick, so we had planned on visiting them in New Hampshire in May. Because of the pandemic, our plans have been put on hold. So I began to look for a gift to send Jaxon and in doing so became aware of a poetry book for children, The Lost Words, by Robert Macfarlane. It’s a collection of acrostic spell-poems, beautifully illustrated by Jackie Morris, each one devoted to a word removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. 

Robert Macfarlane is a British writer and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is best known for his books on landscape, nature, place, people, and language.

“Books, like landscapes, leave their marks in us. (…)
Certain books, though, like certain landscapes,
stay with us even when we left them,
changing not just our weathers but our climates.” 

— kenne

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