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Lore of the Wild

Folklore and Wisdom from Nature

«‘See nature in a whole new light in an illustrated treasury of nature folklore from around the world, perfectly matched with Aitch’s folk art-inspired style, which captures both the colour and strange-ness of the topic.’»

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller Previews

See nature in a whole new light with this enchantingly illustrated treasury of natural folklore and wild wisdom from around the world.

Did you know that people used to believe that rabbits' ears would twitch in the direction of a thunderstorm? That lily of the valley flowers were formed from fairies' drinking cups? And that taking dandelions into the house would make you wet the bed?

Traditional nature folklore can help us understand how our ancestors interacted with the world around them and allows us to view nature from a new perspective. Les mer

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See nature in a whole new light with this enchantingly illustrated treasury of natural folklore and wild wisdom from around the world.

Did you know that people used to believe that rabbits' ears would twitch in the direction of a thunderstorm? That lily of the valley flowers were formed from fairies' drinking cups? And that taking dandelions into the house would make you wet the bed?

Traditional nature folklore can help us understand how our ancestors interacted with the world around them and allows us to view nature from a new perspective. Stunningly delicate and magical illustrations capture the magic and strangeness inherent in natural folklore, and cultures from around the world are represented in this comprehensive compendium.

In this book, discover the lore of:

An array of different animals, birds and insects
All types of flowers, plants and trees
The weather, sun, moon and stars
Good and bad omens, and lucky charms

Lore of the Wild inspires appreciation of different cultures, as well as an engagement with the beauty of the natural environment, and is a treasure trove of superstitions, ancient wisdom and enchanting folktales.

Detaljer

Forlag
Wide Eyed Editions
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
80
ISBN
9780711260696
Utgivelsesår
2021
Format
29 x 24 cm

Om forfatteren

Claire Cock-Starkey is an author who worked with Ben Schott on his hugely successful Miscellanies and Almanacs. She has worked for BBC Radio 4 and written many other miscellanies and fact-filled books on history, libraries, words, books and museums, including: Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins (British Library, 2016), The Book Lovers' Miscellany (Bodleian Library Publishing, 2017). She is happiest perched in the British Library reading rooms surrounded by a pile of obscure and fascinating books, researching her next book.

With over 50K followers on instagram, nomadic illustrator AITCH originally hails from Romania but prefers not to put down roots in any one place; new scenery inspires and invigorates her tactile, folky illustrations and a constant string of exhibitions in cities across the continent pushes her technique further. Her dreamy characters hide amongst William Morris-esque gardens and bring to mind a bright and bold reincarnation of Victorian melancholy while still retaining a strong sense of her Romanian heritage.

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«‘See nature in a whole new light in an illustrated treasury of nature folklore from around the world, perfectly matched with Aitch’s folk art-inspired style, which captures both the colour and strange-ness of the topic.’»

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller Previews

«‘a visual feast’»

Red Reading Hub

«‘Just when we all thought that we knew nature along came this treasury of natural folklore to tell us even more. How wonderful […] Understanding some of this weird and wonderful and a times completely odd folklore can help us understand more about how our ancestors interacted with the wild world around them.’»

Armadillo Magazine

«‘This truly gorgeous book hands you a beautifully-curated wealth of educational, interesting and surprising facts you can dip in and out of.’»

My Book Corner

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