This beautiful book is close to our hearts - written by founder of Free the Oceans mom, Brooke Smith, The Keeper of Wild Words is a touching tale of a grandmother and her granddaughter exploring and cherishing the natural world.
Words, the woods, and the world illuminate this quest to save the most important pieces of our language—by saving the very things they stand for.
When Mimi finds out her favorite words—simple words, like apricot, blackberry, buttercup—are disappearing from the English language, she elects her granddaughter Brook as their Keeper. And did you know? The only way to save words is to know them.
Each purchase of this book funds the removal of 20 pieces of plastic from the ocean and coastlines.
- For any one who longs to get outside and learn more about nature and the environment.
- A loving portrait of the special relationship that grandparents have with their grandchildren.
- This book makes a wonderful gift for children and adults alike!
It is such a sweet story, and shows the unique relationship of a grandmother/granddaughter. You won't be disappointed, the text and illustrations are beautiful and the message is one everyone will appreciate. It will be the perfect Christmas gift!
When words from nature were removed from the dictionary (this really happened), Mimi takes her granddaughter Brooke on an adventure to introduce her to beautiful things in nature that are in danger of disappearing from experience - and asks her to be the 'keeper of wild words'. Wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated... this book just might make a difference.
How wonderful to have this book to share with my granddaughter and to share my love of the natural world with her.
This is a book my family will treasure. My daughter now calls mint a wild word and asks to read it over and over again. I teared up at the end it was so beautiful.
I cannot believe these beautiful nature words were taken out of the junior dictionary and replaced with DATABASE and CHATROOM! Our children need to learn the language of the natural world- now more then ever. I got this for a gift for my niece and will be giving it to others on my list for the holidays. It is such a lovely, important book.