“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.

Foreword by Jon Boden.

An internationally best-selling author, artist and illustrator, Jackie Morris has over thirty years’ experience in writing and illustrating books. Amongst her current work, East of the Sun has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, Little Evie in the Wild Wood and Something About a Bear have been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow has been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018.

‘ … this beautiful hardback is an ideal gift for any Jackie Morris fan, and will appeal to adults and children alike.’


‘Whilst the style will be especially inviting to folk-tale, fantasy and musical enthusiasts within these pages are complex delights and joys for all.’

 Chris Jones, The School Librarian

‘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.’

Jon Boden

‘…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 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.



Jackie Morris - The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow (HARDBACK)