Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris is an internationally best-selling author who lives in a small cottage on the Pembrokeshire coast. Originally from Birmingham, Jackie visited Pembrokeshire over 20 years ago for the weekend and never left. She shares her home with her two children, her beloved cats, and two dogs.

Jackie’s work is informed by her deep love of nature, exploring the worlds of bears, cats, birds and whales. She combines these explorations with her dreamlike vision in which all of her work is immersed. In September 2014, Jackie published her first book with Graffeg, Cat Walk. She has written and illustrated books for over twenty years, both her own titles and illustrating for others, but has said that on a personal level no book has ever brought her as much joy as Cat Walk.

Jackie’s second book with Graffeg, Queen of the Sky, was published in May 2015. It is the true story of Ffion Rees who rescued a peregrine falcon from the sea and dedicated eight months to restoring her back to health before setting her free into the wild.

The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow is collection of twelve illustrated folk tales, based around a series of musically-themed illustrations first created by Jackie for Help Musicians UK. The book was published in September 2016 and received a nomination for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

Graffeg have published new editions of three of Jackie’s children’s books, The Ice Bear and The Snow Leopard, in September 2017 and Tell Me a Dragon in June 2018. All three books have been reproduced in a large, deluxe format, matching the high production quality of The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow.

Graffeg have a steadily growing range of Jackie Morris Greetings Cards featuring illustrations from her best-loved books for adults and children. Prints of Jackie’s original paintings for Queen of the Sky, along with other favourite paintings, are sold by Graffeg.

In November 2017 Graffeg launched The Lost Words postcard pack, featuring artwork and extracts of poetry from The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. Jackie went on to win the 2019 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for illustrating The Lost Words.

Graffeg are due to publish the Welsh edition of  Tell Me a Dragon, Ga’ i Hanes Draig? in September 2019, shortly followed by the Welsh edition of The Lost Words, Geiriaeu Diflanedig in October 2019, both translated by Mererid Hopwood.

Books

tell me a dragon by jackie morris

Tell Me a Dragon

In this enchanting picture book by award-winning artist and author Jackie Morris, explore a world of dragons through lyrical text and beautifully realised illustrations. Now available in this large, high-quality production format for full enjoyment of the artwork and the fantastical creatures it presents.
ISBN: 9781912654277
£20

tell me a dragon by jackie morris

Also available in an exclusive signed Artist Edition.

Each signed and numbered Artist Edition features a text-free cover to beautifully showcase Jackie’s artwork.
ISBN 9781912654468
£25

 

the ice bear by jackie morris published by graffeg

The Ice Bear

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.
ISBN: 9781912050468
£17.99

the ice bear by jackie morris published by graffeg

Also available in an exclusive signed Artist Edition.

Each signed and numbered Artist Edition features a text-free cover to beautifully showcase Jackie’s artwork.
ISBN 9781912213368
£25.00

the snow leopard by jackie morris published by graffeg

The Snow Leopard

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.
ISBN: 9781912050475
£17.99

the snow leopard by jackie morris published by graffeg

Also available in an exclusive signed Artist Edition.

Each signed and numbered Artist Edition features a text-free cover to beautifully showcase Jackie’s artwork.
ISBN 9781912213351
£25.00

Jackie Morris Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow Notebook

The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow

A collection of twelve illustrated folk tales, or lullabies for grown-ups, set in a distant world of music, snow and magic. The stories are based around a series of musically-themed illustrations first created by Jackie for Help Musicians UK.
ISBN: 9781910862650
£25.00

Praise for The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow

“…absolutely and completely enchanting. The moment I laid eyes on The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow I knew I had fallen in love, I hugged the book before even opening the pages. I felt like a child again, it’s beautifully sized, it’s big, the cover stunning, it just invites you to pick it up. …The illustrations speak so eloquently and beautifully they brought a tear to my eye and goose bumps magically appeared on my arms. This is a book where you just sink into the pages, drift away on the words, and it feels like a half-remembered dream. I whole heartedly recommend ‘The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow’, it would make a perfect gift (even for yourself), and is a fairy tale delight of a read.” – Lovereading

queen of the sky by jackie morris published by graffeg

Queen of the Sky

This is the amazing story of a peregrine falcon rescued from the sea off the remote coast of west Wales. Jackie Morris tells the story of how her friend Ffion Rees nursed the Falcon back to life and back to the wild – it’s about the bond which grew between the two. Beautifully illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, sketches and magnificent paintings. A must for birdwatchers, art lovers and romantics alike.
ISBN: 9781909823716
£14.99

Praise for Queen of the Sky

Queen of the Sky is a book by Jackie Morris that confounds all rules, and satisfies all senses, drawing us into a personal and intimate story of love and freedom… and a bird. I hardly knew where to begin… the words? the photos? the illustrations?” James Mayhew

cat walk by jackie morris published by graffeg

Cat Walk

Jackie explores her native Pembrokeshire in the company of her feline friends. Or rather, they explore the countryside while she tags along taking pictures. Over 100 images with accompanying text tell the story of many walks with many cats. Challenging perceptions and rearranging priorities, Jackie’s insightful poetry and prose allows a glimpse of a world in which cat is king and nature its subject.
ISBN: 9781909823273
£9.99

Praise for Cat Walk

“It may not give much information in the form of dates and life events but it is a window into the landscape of Jackie Morris’s heart and soul. It is the story of the loves of her life through the seasonal cycles. The photographs of ginger and leopard print cats against granite and sky, could almost be paintings. It is almost as if Jackie chose and painted her cats to fit her landscape. […] Snow Leopard will always have a special place in my heart and will always be my introduction to the magic of Jackie Morris’s books but now Cat Walk is my favourite.” Brid Wyldearth

Calendar

The Lost Words: Spell Songs Calendar 2020

Spell Songs is a musical collaboration that grew out of the book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. Published in 2017 by Hamish Hamilton, the aim of the book was to reconnect people of all ages with the nearby wild, to help them see again the awesome wonder of the natural world, and to recognise their place in it. The paintings in this calendar are wild portraits of each musician who contributed to the project and their instruments, which were produced first to accompany the sleeve notes for the Spell Songs CD. The ink paintings were worked in Sumi ink for the performance of Spell Songs at the Hay Festival 2019.

£14.99

Notebooks

The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow Notebook

This hardback notebook is filled with 96 high-quality unlined, plain pages, ready for your every idea and doodle.
£8.99

Posters

One Waking Poster | My Dragon is Made From the Sun and the Stars Poster | My Dragon Flies to the Secret Music of the Wind Poster

420 x 297 (16.5 x 11.7 in) unframed.
£12.99 each

Hatchlings Poster | My Dragon is as Big as a Village Poster

420 x 297 (16.5 x 11.7 in) unframed.
£12.99 each

Prints

We have a wide variety of Jackie Morris prints available to buy, including limited editions, Queen of the Sky prints and more.

Cards

The Lost Words, Postcards, Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris, Graffeg

The Lost Words Postcard Pack

£12.99

jackie morris, greetings cards, gifts

Parade Greetings Cards | Dragon Greetings Cards | Polar Bear Greetings Cards

Pack: £12.99
Individual: £2.99

jackie morris, greetings cards, gifts

Little Bear Greetings Cards | Tiger Greetings Cards | Snow Leopard Greetings Cards

Pack: £12.99
Individual: £2.99

jackie morris, greetings cards, gifts

Hare Greetings Cards | Queen of the Sky Greetings Cards | Queen of the Sky Greetings Cards

Pack: £12.99
Individual: £2.99

Cat Walk Notecards | Robin Hobb Animal Notecards | The Art of Reading Postcards

Pack: £12.99
Individual: £2.99

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