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Jackie Morris - Author

About the Author

Ever since I was 6 years old I wanted to be an artist, and though at times during growing up my ambition wavered and I favoured being a cowboy, a nun or a vet I mostly stuck to the idea of being an artist. Secretly I wanted to write also.

At school favourite subjects were all wrapped around stories, like history, or drawing, like geography.

I used to get told off for drawing and dreaming. Now I get paid for it, so looking back all that drawing and dreaming was career development.

Now I live in a storybook cottage by the sea. I have two children who wear me out but are wonderful companions as well as being sources of inspiration, two dogs and five cats, including one called Maurice, who, had we lived 200 years ago would have got me burnt as a witch.

I spend my days reading, writing, drawing and colouring in and listening to music and the radio, walking on the cliffs by the sea and finding stories in the landscape, in the warm breath of the wind, in the odd snippet of over heard conversation, it the slant of light as it falls from the sky and in the whisper of the waves as they pull and pebbles on the beach.

I love poetry, the flight of hawks and owls, the colour of the feathers on a rooks back, bluebells, harebells, birds eggs in moss lined nest cups and much much more.

There are days when I love to paint, watching the colour spread from brush to paper, making an image grow out of the careful manipulation of coloured water. And there are days when I get fed up with it all and run away to watch the birds fly, or sulk somewhere and read a book.

As well as illustrating books I also paint for exhibitions.

Featured books by Jackie Morris

Other books by Jackie Morris

The White Fox

The White Fox

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The day the fox came things began to change for Sol. Lost, alone and far away from home, Sol feels a deep connection with the little Arctic fox he discovers down at the Seattle docks - he too feels lost in the big city. Dad is always busy working and Sol misses the grandparents they have left behind. So Sol decides to take the little fox back home, reuniting his own family in the process.

Mrs Noah's Pockets

Mrs Noah's Pockets

Author: Jackie Morris, James Mayhew Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

At last all were gathered inside the ark. It heaved with animals, large and small. Mrs Noah wore a brand-new coat, with a hood and a cape - and very deep pockets. Lots of pockets. When Mr Noah builds the ark, he makes two lists - one for all the animals who will come on board and one for those troublesome creatures he will leave behind. Meanwhile, Mrs Noah gets out her sewing machine and makes a coat with very deep pockets. Lots of pockets.

The Ice Bear

The Ice Bear

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2017

The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2017

One Waking - Jackie Morris Poster

One Waking - Jackie Morris Poster

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Poster Release Date: 01/11/2016

My Dragon is as Big as a Village - Jackie Morris Poster

My Dragon is as Big as a Village - Jackie Morris Poster

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Poster Release Date: 01/11/2016

Hatchlings - Jackie Morris Poster

Hatchlings - Jackie Morris Poster

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Poster Release Date: 01/11/2016

Jackie Morris Quiet Music Notebook

Jackie Morris Quiet Music Notebook

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Notebook / blank book Release Date: 30/10/2016

The White Fox

The White Fox

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The day the fox came things began to change for Sol. Lost, alone and far away from home, Sol feels a deep connection with the little Arctic fox he discovers down at the Seattle docks - he too feels lost in the big city. Dad is always busy working and Sol misses the grandparents they have left behind. So Sol decides to take the little fox back home, reuniting his own family in the process.

The Newborn Child

The Newborn Child

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

He was born while the full moon travelled across the heavens and the waiting world turned. She held him close, his skin warm against hers, in the circle of her mother's love, safe. A beautiful and lyrical Nativity story, focusing on the thoughts, hopes and fears of a young mother-to-be, about to give birth in a strange land.

One Cheetah, One Cherry

One Cheetah, One Cherry

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

One cherry, one cheetah Two dogs, two balls, one big, one small Three bears, three bowls, three silver spoons With playful words and beautiful animal paintings, this spectacular counting book features numbers up to ten in words and numerals, illustrated in watercolour, with gold and silver leaf, and including elephants, tigers, swans, mice and more.

The Seal Children

The Seal Children

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2016

When a fisherman falls in love with a selkie - half-woman, half-seal - she gives him her sealskin as a sign of her love, and bears him two children, Ffion and Morlo, before returning to her own people. When a stranger comes to the village, telling of a land far away, the children remember their mother's stories of the cities of gold and pearls beneath the waves.... Presented in a beautiful, new, gift edition, this is a haunting story of love and freedom, for all ages.

Jackie Morris Tiger

Jackie Morris Tiger

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Cards Release Date: 01/04/2016

Jackie Morris Queen of the Sky

Jackie Morris Queen of the Sky

Author: Jackie Morris Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 01/04/2016