child and polar bear, from The Ice bear by Jackie Morris

sketch of a sleeping peeping cat

a white duck in a tailcoat

Tell Me a Dragon, front cover of book by Jackie Morris, a girl feeding fairy cakes to a large blue-green dragon

Starlight Sailor, front cover, illustration by Jackie Morris, showing a child and a dog sailing in a paper boat across a sea of blue through which a blue whale swims

 

woman sleeping peacefully with a polar bear, from East of the Sun and West of the Moon

the jester from Singing to the Sun by Vivien French and Jackie Morris

snow leopard, front cover of The Snow Leopard by Jackie Morris, snow leopard head looking out of the picture, with great blue eyes

The Barefoot book of Classic Poems, front cover

How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes, front cover

Can You See a Little Bear by James Mayhew, front cover of book.

The Seal Children, front cover, showing child, Morlo, swimming with his mother, the selkie, by Jackie Morris

Lord of the Forest, front cover of book, by Caroline Pitcher and Jackie Morris, showing the face of a tiger

Little One We Knew You'd Come, illustrated by Jackie Morris, Mary and baby Jesus

Mariana and the Merchild by Caroline Pitcher, illustrated by Jackie Morris

The Snow Whale by Caroline Pitcher and illustrated by Jackie Morris

The Greatest Gift, illustrated by Jackie Morris

The Time of the Lion by Caroline Pitcher, illustrated by Jackie Morris, book cover showing a boy and a lion

Out of the Ark by Anita Ganeri, stories from world religions, illustrated by Jackie Morris

Stories from World Religions by Anita Ganeri, illustrated by Jackie Morris

Animals of the Bible by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Jackie Morris

Miracles by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Jackie Morris

Parables by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Jackie Morris

Cities in the Sea by Sian Lewis, illustrated by Jackie Morris

Cantre'r Gwaelod by Sian Lewis, illustrated by Jackie Morris

Grandmother's Song, illustrated by Jackie Morris, written by Barbara Soros

Bears Beras and More Bears by Jackie Morris

Journeys Through Dreamtime by Anita Ganeri, illustrated by Jackie Morris

Stories From the Stars, illustrated by Jackie Morris

Jo's Storm by Caroline Pitcher, illustrated by Jackie Morris

 

 

 

pencil drawing of a curled cat

 

I am Cat by Jackie Morris, with help from Pixie
illustrated by Jackie Morris
to be published by Frances Lincoln

For a long time now I have lived with cats and have thought about working on a cat book.

I have three cats, two ginger and a tabby. Sometimes the cats walk with me when I take the dogs out. Sometimes when I walk to the high hill top they come, for company, to sit and help me read, think, write. Whenever I sit down one or more will come and sit with or on me, caring not of they are between me and a book I am reading or writing. In the winter they curl like amonites, sleeping and dreaming their cat dreams and it is this that has inspired this book.

Elmo, Max and Pixie sleeping on the bed in sunshine.

 

My cats have had their own blog for a long time: We Three Cats

 

sketchbook page of cat pictures

a cat's face, pencil drawing, looking out

 

 

cat and the moon, watercolour,

 

'I am Cat. At night I prowl, but in the day I sleep, curled in warm places, amonite tight. And when I sleep I dream.'

 

painting in my studio late at night

 

snowleopard sitting high on a hill, for I am Cat by Jackie Morris

 

 

 

To follow the progress see my blog, Drawing a line in time.

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