The Keeper Of Wild Words
This touching book follows Brook and her grandmother, Mimi as they go looking for the 'lost words" - words all based in nature removed from the Oxford Dictionary to make room for more words about technology.
Mimi decides that Brook could help her with her memory - and be the Keeper of the Wild Words. This book blends a love of words with a love of the outdoors; as well as tributing the special relationship and sharing of histories that children have with their grandparents.
Mimi does talk about her fading memory in this book, so if you're purchasing this for a grandparent to read, you might want to be sensitive to how they may or may not see themselves in her.
Brooke Smith is a poet and children's book author. She lives in Bend, Oregon, at the end of a long cinder lane. Brooke writes daily from her studio, looking at the meadow and many of the wild words she cherishes.
Madeline Kloepper is a Canadian artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Major in Illustration from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her work is influenced by childhood, nostalgia, and the relationships we forge with nature. She lives in Prince George, British Columbia