Lore of the Land: Folklore and Wisdom from the Wild Earth

Lore of the Land: Folklore and Wisdom from the Wild Earth

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Unearth the secrets of our natural world with the Lore of the Land, a richly illustrated compendium of folklore and wisdom from the land, skies, and seas. From thundering rivers to shady groves, flickering marshes to lightless caves, and from snow-capped mountains to the depths of the ocean, discover the folklore of Earth’s wildest places. Stories and spirits abound in these land- and seascapes, where traditional wisdom and mysterious magics have intertwined over centuries.

Each of the six chapters covers a different natural landscape, revealing the worldwide folklore surrounding Woodlands, Seas & Oceans, Wetlands, Mountains, Rivers & Streams, and Hills & Caves. Beginning with tales from cultures spanning the globe, each chapter then dives into the legends of how these places were formed, their place in the human imagination, and their natural and otherworldly denizens.

Learn how the forests hold up the sky in Māori tradition; how in Ireland, seaweed was once thought to predict the weather; and that the ancient Greeks believed Mount Etna housed the fiery forge of the gods. All this and more is accompanied by beautiful artwork based on real folklore, uncovering the secrets of our natural world as never before. A treasury of fascinating tales and ancient wisdom, the Lore of the Land is sure to fire the imaginations of young nature-lovers, and delight anyone who has ever wondered whether there is more to our natural world than meets the eye.

Claire Cock-Starkey is an author who worked with Ben Schott on his hugely successful Miscellanies and Almanacs. She has worked for BBC Radio 4 and written many other miscellanies and fact-filled books on history, libraries, words, books, and museums, including: Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins (British Library, 2016), The Book Lovers’ Miscellany (Bodleian Library Publishing, 2017). She is happiest perched in the British Library reading rooms surrounded by a pile of obscure and fascinating books, researching her next book.

Samantha Dolan is an artist and illustrator from Scotland. She uses her favourite mediums, pencil, ink, and gouache paint, to create art inspired by the natural world around her. She is inspired by nature and plants along with a love of myth and folklore.

Ages 6-12
Dimensions:   9.55 x 0.65 x 11.7 inches

SHIPPING RATES

CANADA

Estimated arrival 1-5 business days.

CAD $12 standard shipping to all provinces except NU, NT, and YT, and free shipping to all provinces except NU, NT, and YT on orders over CAD $200 before tax.

CAD $15 standard shipping to the provinces of NU, NT, and YT, and free shipping on orders over CAD $300.

CAD $25 2 DAY EXPEDITED shipping to all provinces except NU, NT, and YT. CAD $35 EXPEDITED shipping to the provinces of NU, NT and YT.

Local pickup option is available at checkout during store business hours (if you need to pick up your order outside of store hours, please email us at hello@parkette.ca and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs). An email will be sent when your order is ready for pickup. Please have your order confirmation email with you when you come. 

UNITED STATES

Estimated arrival 2 business days.
CAD $25 standard shipping.

EUROPE

Estimated arrival 3-7 business days.
CAD $35 standard shipping. 

Please contact us at hello@parkette.ca for international shipping outside of the US and Europe, or if you require expedited international shipping. We will do our best to meet your needs. For more details on shipping, please refer to our Shipping & Returns page here.

Some items have non-standard dimensions and may incur additional shipping charges. If needed, we will contact you after your purchase to inform you.

RETURNS

Online orders can be returned within 14 days of initial receipt. If more than 14 days have gone by since the initial receipt of your purchase, unfortunately we can’t accept your return or exchange.

Please contact us at hello@parkette.ca with your request before returning an item. We will provide you with a return authorization number. A return authorization number must be included in your return. All returned purchases will either be issued a credit or exchange minus the initial shipping charge). We are a small family-owned business and unfortunately cannot offer any refunds at this time.

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