Long, long ago, in the icy lands of the far north, Raven the mischief-maker takes a bear-child from his mother. A hunter and his wife find the child and, wrapping him in sealskin, they sing him songs of the ice, the wind and the great white bears. But the child wanders off, with consequences for both animals and people. Set in the pristine polar regions of the Arctic, Jackie Morris reminds us in this lyrical story of trickery, loss and restoration, that we are caretakers of wild creatures, and our actions directly affect their future.
Jackie Morris lives in Wales with her two children, two dogs and three cats and makes a living by drawing, painting and dreaming. Jackie is well known for her illustrations to Ted Hughes's How the Whale Became. She regularly exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are Mariana and the Merchild, The Snow Leopard, Can You See a Little Bear?, Snow Whale, Lord of the Forest, The Seal Children, Time of the Lion, Little One We Knew You'd Come, Tell Me a Dragon, and The Cat and the Fiddle.