Greenaway winner Morris reveals Lost Words follow-up

Greenaway winner Morris reveals Lost Words follow-up

Jackie Morris spent six months, working seven days a week, to complete the artwork for The Lost Words (Hamish Hamilton), which won this year’s CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration.

Morris’ paean to nature, co-created with Rob Macfarlane (he wrote the poem, or “spells”, and she did the illustrations), has won countless awards already, including Children’s Book of the Year at the Nibbies, but the Greenaway award is “massive, the biggest prize”, said Morris, who was last shortlisted for Something About a Bear (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) in 2016.

The book was collaborative from ...

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