A lost classic of children's nature writing - introduced and illustrated by beloved creator of The Lost Words, Jackie Morris.
Barbara Newhall Follett was an American child prodigy. Born in 1914, she published her first novel, The House Without Windows, aged twelve. One year later she published another, The Voyage of the Norman D., based on her own experiences sailing round Nova Scotia without her parents at thirteen years old. Barbara Newhall Follett walked out of her home with $30 in her pocket one evening shortly before Christmas 1939 and was never seen again. The mystery of her disappearance has never been solved.Jackie Morris grew up in the Vale of Evesham, dreaming of becoming an artist and living by the sea. She has now created over forty children's books, including the bestselling and critically acclaimed modern classic The Lost Words, and her books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Jackie lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire, which she shares with a small pride of cats and various other gentle creatures.
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. -- Rob Cowen
. . . Extraordinary. Deeply weird, beautiful & unsettling. -- Robert Macfarlane
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. -- Nick Drake
Astonishingly lyrical * The Spectator *