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.

Graffeg will be publishing new editions of two of Jackie’s children’s books, The Ice Bear and The Snow Leopard, in September 2017. Both books will be 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.

Books

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

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

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 Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow Calendar 2018

This calendar features the twelve paintings from The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow alongside a small extract from each story for each month. It comes beautifully presented in a printed, record-sized cardboard sleeve.
£14.99

Cards

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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

News

The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow Calendar 2018 available to pre-order

This calendar features the twelve paintings from The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow alongside a small extract from each story for each month. It comes beautifully presented in a printed, record-sized cardboard sleeve. The calendar is £14.99 and will be published 27 July.

The Ice Bear and The Snow Leopard artist editions available to pre-order

jackie morris, the ice bear, the snow leopard, artist editions, deluxe editions

The Ice Bear and The Snow Leopard have been re-imagined in these deluxe large-format hardback editions, size 365 x 270mm. Each book portrays Jackie’s paintings as originally intended, displaying the whole of each painting, printed on a smooth off-white uncoated paper. We will also be publishing a signed artist edition of both books, featuring a text-free cover. Both versions will be published 1 September 2017.

‘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

Tobias Jones, Jackie Morris and Zaffar Kunial at The Hay Festival

A connection with trees and woods helps people find inspiration, inner calm and mental balance. Author and journalist Tobias Jones and poet Zaffar Kunial are both featured in Arboreal, a Common Ground collection of woodland writing. They were joined by Jackie in discussing the role of trees and woods in finding inspiration and mental balance in our lives. The event is available to listen on the Hay Player website.

Graffeg will re-issue two classic children’s books by Jackie Morris

jackie morris, the ice bear, the snow leopard

The Ice Bear and The Snow Leopard, originally published in 2014 and 2007 respectively, will be re-published in lavish, large-format editions. The Snow Leopard is a tale of magic and myth set amongst the Himalayan mountains with Jackie Morris’s glorious illustrations and lyrical text now matched by the lavish production values of this book. The Ice Bear, set in 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.

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.

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