Discover a dazzling lost classic of nature writing and a visionary work of feminist empowerment - written almost a century ago by a twelve-year-old child...
Eepersip is a girl with the wild in her heart. She does not want to live locked up behind the walls of a house. So she runs away - first to the Meadow, then to the Sea, and finally to the Mountain. Her heartbroken parents follow their daughter, trying to bring her home safe, but Eepersip has other ideas...
Republished by Penguin with a new introduction and hand-inked illustrations by beloved artist Jackie Morris, The House Without Windows is a timeless fable about wildness, freedom and the redemptive power of the natural world.
'I can safely promise joy to any reader of The House Without Windows. Perfection' Eleanor Farjeon, winner of the Carnegie Medal and The Hans Christian Andersen Award
'Gloriously illuminated by Jackie Morris's moving art, this is a work of strange power for our own bewildered times' Nick Drake
'A classic, as miraculous and awe-inspiring as the author' Xinran, author of The Good Women of China
One of the strangest, most enchanting and mystifying stories I've read in recent years . . . It's beautiful, bonkers and brimming with the abundance and richness of nature and a life lived with no boundaries. Also Jackie's intro and illustrations provide a depth and context that only lifts the book and its story higher.
. . . Extraordinary. Deeply weird, beautiful & unsettling.
The House without Windows is miraculous - a fearless odyssey into a dreamtime of wildness and enchantment. Gloriously illuminated by Jackie Morris's moving art, this is a work of strange power for our own bewildered times.
After The Lost Words, illustrator Jackie Morris decided to collaborate once again with writer Robert Macfarlane. But a family tragedy meant she had to work in the toughest of circumstances. Here she shares her story, and reveals the beautiful artwork itself.
The prestigious medal is the only prize in the UK to solely reward outstanding illustration in a children's book.