Hardback | 32 pages | 365 x 270mm
Publication September 2017 | ISBN 9781912050468
The Ice Bear, originally published in 2010, 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.
This magical tale set in Jackie Morris’s stunning icy landscapes tells a tale of tolerance and understanding, and reminds us of our duty to take care of this world’s wild creatures. Jackie’s glorious illustrations and lyrical text now matched by the lavish production values of this book.
In distant, icy, northern lands, the ice bear has given birth to two tiny cubs. As she sleeps, Raven the trickster steals one cub away, dropping him as a human child in the path of a hunter and his wife. The childless hunter and his wife rejoice at this wonderful gift and hold their new-found child close. As the years pass, the ice bear never forgets her second cub and pines for what she has lost to humans.
‘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.
‘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