LoveReading4Schools

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Schools community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book love and reading recommendations for your students and children.

You can create your own school's page, develop tailored reading lists to share with peers and parents...all helping encourage reading for pleasure in your children.

Find out more

The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow

Written by Jackie Morris

Illustrated by Jackie Morris

Key Stage 1 Short Stories

LoveReading View on The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow

Gosh, this is absolutely and completely enchanting. The moment I laid eyes on ‘The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow’ I knew I had fallen in love, I hugged the book before even opening the pages. I felt like a child again, it’s beautifully sized, it’s big, the cover stunning, it just invites you to pick it up. The story began when Jackie Morris created Christmas cards, one a year for Help Musicians UK, the words, while there all along, arrived later, in the creating of this book. The illustrations speak so eloquently and beautifully they brought a tear to my eye and goose bumps magically appeared on my arms. This is a book where you just sink into the pages, drift away on the words, and it feels like a half remembered dream. I whole heartedly recommend ‘The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow’, it would make a perfect gift (even for yourself), and is a fairy tale delight of a read. ~ Liz Robinson

A message from the author, Jackie Morris: Between the covers of this book there is a gathering, of images* and stories. The words tell only a small part of what can be found in the images. These stories ask more questions than they answer. Look at the paintings and find within them more answers. The book is a harbour in which to rest, a catalyst for the imagination, and the stories are a series of lullabies for grown-ups.  My hope is that the threads of stories will wrap around the dreams of others and spin fine gold threads to catch the imagination. 

* - The illustrations were originally commissioned Christmas card designs for the charity Help Musicians. The brief was always the same: anything, so long as there were musical instruments or musicians in it. 

A message from Jon Boden, singer, composer and musician: A tantalising glimpse into an enigmatic, free-flowing world with music at its heart... Music, painting and words have long been close acquaintances, but in The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow Morris has discovered a way of bringing the three art forms together in a truly organic, intuitive amalgam.

Click here to read more about Jackie's inspiration for this title and also a word from Jon Boden.

LoveReading4Kids

The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow Synopsis

"The words of this book tell only a small part of what can be found in the images; a harbour in which to rest, a catalyst for the imagination.” Jackie Morris

A collection of twelve illustrated folk tales, or lullabies for grown-ups, set in a distant world of music, snow and magic. The stories are based around a series of musically-themed illustrations first created by Jackie for Help Musicians UK.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910862650
Publication date: 9th September 2016
Author: Jackie Morris
Illustrator: Jackie Morris
Publisher: Graffeg
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Short Stories

About Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris lives in Wales, where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln are Ted Hughes’ How the Whale Became; Mariana and the Merchild; The Snow Leopard; Can You See a Little Bear?; The Snow Whale; Lord of the Forest;  as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children; The Time of the Lion; Little One We Knew You’d Come; Tell Me a Dragon; The ...

More About Jackie Morris

More Books By Jackie Morris

Cover for The Secret of the Tattered Shoes by Jackie Morris
Cover for Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris
Cover for The White Fox by Jackie Morris
View All Books By Jackie Morris

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools