Hardback | 24 pages | 365 x 270mm
Publication September 2017 | ISBN 9781912050475
The Snow Leopard, originally published in 2007, has been re-imagined in this deluxe large-format edition. This new edition portrays each of Jackie’s paintings as originally intended, displaying the whole of each painting, printed on a smooth off-white uncoated paper.
A tale of magic and myth set amongst the Himalayan mountains, with Jackie’s glorious illustrations and lyrical text now matched by the lavish production values of this book. An instant classic.
As the Snow Leopard’s earthly life begins to wane, she searches for a pure and incorruptible soul to pass her knowledge and power to in order that the hidden valley can remain safe. For the Mergich Realm, the sacred and secret place guarded by spirits in animal form, is under threat from those from outside who would seek to exploit its riches.
‘For years I was told that the books couldn’t be produced in the large format because bookshops wouldn’t take them. Quiet Music proved this wrong, and in hand selling of that book it’s wonderful to see how people hug it to themselves.’ Jackie Morris
An internationally best-selling author, artist and illustrator, Jackie Morris has over thirty years’ experience in writing and illustrating books. Amongst her current work, East of the Sun has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, Little Evie in the Wild Wood and Something About a Bear have been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
The Snow Leopard Review, New York Times: ‘vivid watercolor illustrations that meld ink-brush abstraction and subtle detail into a gorgeous fantasy.’
'Morris’ picture books aren’t things to be gobbled whole, like a greedy dragon might. But ones to be lingered over, books to sweep your hands over, be spell-bound by.' Eleanor Howe, New Welsh Review