Keeper of Wild Words


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.

• With its focus on the power of language and social change, The Keeper of Wild Words is ideal for educators and librarians as well as young readers.
• For any child 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. Include an envelope to collect special words.

Hardcover | 62 Pages

By Brooke Smith | Illustrated by Madeline Kloepper