by Claire Cock-Starkey, illustrated by Aitch - £14.99 Wide Eyed Editions (2022)
hardback ISBN 13: 9780711260696 | ISBN 10: 0711260699
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.
Recommended for readers aged 8+
(Price & availability last checked: July 2022)
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In booklists: Animals, Nature and Wildlife - Books for Children, Myths, Folktales & Fairy Tales for Children & Young Adults, In categories: Childrens & Teenage Books, Environment & Animal Rights,