Jackie Morris is an award-winning British writer and illustrator. Morris studied at the Bath Academy of Art and started her career as an illustrator by working for magazines including Radio Times, New Statesman, New Society and Country Living. She has illustrated 38 books, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2016 for Something About a Bear.
Morris is best known for the stunning The Lost Words (2017), co-written with Robert Macfarlane – a love song to many increasingly rare words pertaining to nature and the natural world. These illustrations earned Morris the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2019. In 2017, The Lost Words was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year and won the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year in 2018. Morris and Macfarlane’s second collaboration, The Lost Spells, was published in October 2020.
A girl loses her beloved brothers when they are turned into swans by her wicked stepmother. She embarks on a vital quest with one purpose: to find them and turn them back into boys again.
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