From the beginning of time, high above the hidden valley, Snow Leopard has sung the stars to life, the sun to rise and the moon to wax and wane. She has woven words of protection to keep the hidden valley safe from the world and as she sings, a child lies dreaming the song down in the valley beneath. But time is passing, and Snow Leopard needs to find a singer who will follow her.
But while she is searching, soldiers come looking for gold and slaves...Jackie Morris's poetic text weaves the spirit of nature into a universal myth for our time, drawing threads of transformation into a children's story glistening with wonder. Set against the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas, her superlative illustrations of the nearly-extinct Snow Leopard offer a message of hope at a time when many of the world's wildest places are being worn away by human beings.
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 (9781845079284). She regularly exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are Mariana and the Merchild (9781845077082), The Snow Leopard, Can You See a Little Bear? (9781845073640), Snow Whale (9781845077174), Lord of the Forest (9781845072766), The Seal Children (9781845071097), Time of the Lion (9780711213388), Little One We Knew You'd Come (9781845077310), Tell Me a Dragon (9781845075347) and The Cat and the Fiddle (9781845079871).