The Ice Bear (Artist Edition)
This is a limited Artist edition of The Ice Bear published in August 2017.
Written, Illustrated and signed by Jackie Morris
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There is a limited print run of 500 copies. Each book has been signed by Jackie and individually numbered. She has also hand-printed a gorgeous image of an Ice Bear inside the cover.
The Ice Bear, originally published in 2010, has been re-imagined in this deluxe large-format edition. This new edition portrays each of Jackie’s paintings as originally intended, displaying the whole of each painting, printed on a smooth off-white uncoated paper.
This magical tale set in Jackie Morris’s pristine polar regions of the Arctic tells a tale of tolerance and understanding. It reminds us that we are caretakers of these wild creatures and our actions directly affect their future.
Jackie has longed for a publisher to recognise and celebrate her beautiful illustrations and to have a text-free front cover. So it is the image that captures the readers imagination. Now at last Jackie’s glorious illustrations and lyrical text are matched by the lavish production values of this book.
In distant, icy, northern lands, the ice bear has given birth to two tiny cubs. As she sleeps, Raven the trickster steals one cub away, dropping him as a human child in the path of a hunter and his wife. The childless hunter and his wife rejoice at this wonderful gift and hold their new-found child close. As the years pass, the ice bear never forgets her second cub and pines for what she has lost to humans.
‘For years I was told that the books couldn’t be produced in the large format because bookshops wouldn’t take them. Quiet Music proved this wrong, and in hand selling of that book it’s wonderful to see how people hug it to themselves.’ Jackie Morris
Size 365 x 270mm