Lore of the Wild: Folklore and Wisdom from Nature (Hardback)
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Lore of the Wild: Folklore and Wisdom from Nature (Hardback)

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Hardback 80 Pages / Published: 21/09/2021
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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 insectsAll types of flowers, plants and treesThe weather, sun, moon and starsGood and bad omens, and lucky charmsLore 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.

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
ISBN: 9780711260696
Number of pages: 80
Dimensions: 290 x 235 mm


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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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“Fantastic!”

Beautiful and colorfully illustrated, this marvelous book tells of the beliefs of many peoples which center around the natural world. It is divided into logical groupings and relates the good and bad luck properties... More

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“A beautifully illustrated book to share”

This is a beautifully illustrated book, perfect for children to dip into. Looking at folk superstitions from round the world in relation to animals, insects, trees, plants etc. and arranged in bite sized anecdotes, I... More

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