The Lost Words campaign delivers nature ‘spellbook’ to Scottish schools

Bus driver raises cash via Twitter to give ‘magical’ poetry and picture book to all 2,681 schools

A book created to celebrate the disappearing words of everyday nature, from acorn and wren to conker and dandelion, is fast becoming a cultural phenomenon with help from a crowdfunding campaign by a school bus driver.

Four months after publication The Lost Words, a collection of poems by Robert Macfarlane and paintings by Jackie Morris, has already shipped 75,000 copies and won two literary prizes.

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