The Snow Leopard, originally published in 2007, 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.
The Mergich Realm is a sacred and secret place hidden high in the tallest mountains of the world. Guarded by spirits which take animal form, the Realm comes under threat when soldiers arrive seeking slaves and gold.
The Snow Leopard, who has protected the Realm since the beginning of time, realises that her earthly life is waning, and she seeks a pure and incorruptible soul to whom she can pass her knowledge and power so the hidden valley can remain safe.
The gloriously extravagant illustrations set against a breath-taking Himalayan background, draw the reader into a magical and mythical world where special places are protected from marauding hordes.
A modern-day myth with a subtle environmental message.
Hardback 32 pages. Reading Age: 8+. Interest level: 5-9
Book measures 37 x 28 cm.