Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

Fall 2007 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Jackie Morris
Illustrator: Jackie Morris
ISBN: 1-84507-600-1
Hardcover Price: $16.95
"From the beginning of time, out of the silence, Snow Leopard sang the stars to life, the sun to rise and the moon to wax and wane." So begins The Snow Leopard, a lyrical new picture book by Jackie Morris. This original story reads like an ancient myth, full of poetic language and a reverence for the Himalayan landscape. When humans enter the leopard’s unspoiled territory, potential conflicts arise, and the animal turns to the younger generation to save the valley. While the story itself is a lovely look at the bond between a child and a leopard, Morris’s deeper message also comes through --that Earth’s wild places (and the life that dwells there) deserve protection. Her watercolor illustrations vividly capture the plushness of the snow leopard’s coat and the raw beauty of the world’s highest mountains.

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Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2007 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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