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Jackie Morris - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Jackie Morris grew up in the Vale of Evesham and studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy. She has illustrated for the New Statesman, Independent and Guardian, has collaborated with Ted Hughes, and has written & illustrated over forty books children's including beloved classics such as Song of the Golden Hare, Tell Me A Dragon, East of the Sun, West of the Moon and The Wild Swans. Jackie Morris lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire.

In 2019 she won the Kate Greenaway Medal for her illustration of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane. In her acceptance speech, Jackie Morris, said: “The times ahead are challenging. It seems to me that artists, writers, musicians have one job at the moment – to help to tell the truth about what is happening to this small and fragile world we inhabit, to re-engage with the natural world, to inspire and to imagine better ways to live. Because there is no Planet B and we are at a turning point. And because in order to make anything happen it first needs to be imagined. And as writers and illustrators for children we grow the readers and thinkers of the future.

“I’m learning so much as I watch our young people call politicians to account. Together we can make a change. And we must. While politicians nod and pretend to listen to Greta Thunberg, declare Climate Emergencies, then continue with ‘business as usual’ finding money always for bombs and seldom for books we need to stand beside these children and hold our deceitful leaders to account.”

Featured books by Jackie Morris

Other books by Jackie Morris

Letters to the Earth Writing to a Planet in Crisis

Letters to the Earth Writing to a Planet in Crisis

Author: Emma Thompson Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

A profound, powerful and moving collection of 100 letters from around the world responding to the climate crisis, introduced by Emma Thompson and lovingly illustrated by CILIP award winner Jackie Morris. 'All power to this amazing project.' JOANNE HARRIS 'Makes sense of the climate crisis in a whole new way' MAGID MAGID How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? How can we explain to our children, and to ourselves, what the future of our planet might look and feel like? Letters to the Earthis the beginning of a new conversation. One that attempts to answer some of these questions by listening to the voices of parents and children; politicians and poets; songwriters and scientists. Gathering together over 100 letters written in response to the climate emergency, each entry begins to give language to the unspeakable, and shows how our collective power is present when we are ready to slow down and listen to each other. It's natural to feel worried or concerned about what the future of the earth holds. These letters are an opportunity to reflect on our connection to the planet and each other in times of crisis. They are also an opportunity to act and respond to this crisis. To put pen to paper and make your voice heard. Includes contributions from activist Yoko Ono, actor Mark Rylance, poet Kate Tempest, author Laline Paull, illustrator of The Lost Words Jackie Morris, novelist Anna Hope, environmental writer Jay Griffiths Green Party MP Caroline Lucas. , Booker prize Winning author Ben Okri and actor Freya Mavor.

Geiriau Diflanedig

Geiriau Diflanedig

Author: Robert Macfarlane Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

The Charm and the Flight Postcard Pack

The Charm and the Flight Postcard Pack

Author: Jackie Morris Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 28/09/2018

The Charm and the Flight Concertina Card

The Charm and the Flight Concertina Card

Author: Jackie Morris Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 28/09/2018

The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow Postcard Pack

The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow Postcard Pack

Author: Jackie Morris Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 26/09/2018

Classic Poems

Classic Poems

Author: Jackie Morris Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Inspire a lifelong love of language-and give kids a head start in school!-with this outstanding poetry collection. To improve reading comprehension, luminous watercolor paintings illustrate the 70 famous poems, which are arranged by life stages and cover a wide range of common human experiences. From Shakespeare to Stevenson and Milton to Moore, iconic English-language poetry comes alive in this breathtaking gift book that they'll never outgrow. Features an introduction from UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Can You See a Little Bear?

Can You See a Little Bear?

Author: James Mayhew Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Where is Little Bear? In this charming look-and-find book, highlighted by Jackie Morris's gorgeous animal fantasies, very young children explore theatrical and circus settings as they attempt to find the missing cub. The concepts of opposites, colours and contrasts are introduced in the read-aloud nursery verse and simple clues and vivid word images help children discover Little Bear, whether he is trying on a hat, standing on his head or floating in a balloon. Gradually Little Bear moves into a more familiar landscape of tea, bath and bedtime, a cue for little bears' bedtimes everywhere.

Jackie Morris Art of Reading Postcard Pack

Jackie Morris Art of Reading Postcard Pack

Author: Jackie Morris Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 28/06/2018

Jackie Morris Tell Me a Dragon Postcard Pack

Jackie Morris Tell Me a Dragon Postcard Pack

Author: Jackie Morris Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 28/06/2018

Jackie Morris Fox & Hare Postcard Pack

Jackie Morris Fox & Hare Postcard Pack

Author: Jackie Morris Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 28/06/2018

Jackie Morris The Names of the Otter Poster

Jackie Morris The Names of the Otter Poster

Author: Jackie Morris Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Poster Release Date: 25/05/2018

The Lost Words 20 Postcard Pack

The Lost Words 20 Postcard Pack

Author: Robert Macfarlane Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Cards Release Date: 20/11/2017

Lost and Found Parables Jesus Told

Lost and Found Parables Jesus Told

Author: Mary Hoffman Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2017

A Tale of Two Houses * Neighbours * Lost and Found * Fair Pay * The Jealous Brother * Sowing and Growing * Come to the Party * Forgiveness Mary Hoffman retells eight parables showing how Jesus used storytelling to explain God's idea of truth, fairness and love. With beautiful, atmospheric illustrations by Jackie Morris, this is a perfect introduction to the teachings of Jesus.

Jackie Morris Hare

Jackie Morris Hare

Author: Jackie Morris Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Cards Release Date: 29/02/2016

How the Whale Became And Other Stories

How the Whale Became And Other Stories

Author: Ted Hughes Illustrator: Jackie Morris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Long ago when the world was brand new, before animals or birds, the sun rose into the sky and brought the first day. To begin with, all the creatures were pretty much alike - very different from what they are now. Those that wanted to be lions practised being lions. But there were other creatures - including the whale, the elephant, the cat and the donkey - that came about in different ways... Ted Hughes' classic text is accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of Jackie Morris to bring a lyrical and witty version of the creation myths to young readers.

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