The Snow Leopard (Hardcover)
|Author: Jackie Morris|
From the beginning of time, high above the hidden valley, Snow Leopard has sung the stars to life, the sun to rise, and the moon to wax and wane. He has woven words of protection to keep the enshrouded valley safe from the world. But time is passing, and Snow Leopard must find a singer who will follow him. Moreover, the arrival of soldiers looking for gold and slaves poses a new and dire threat. As he sings, a child lies dreaming the song down in the valley beneath . . . Jackie Morris''s poetic text and superb artwork create a new myth with a timely message.
From the Publisher:
Singing to the stars and moon in order to create a barrier of protection for his special valley, Snow Leopard must await the arrival of a companion singer to accompany him in order to ward off the soldiers and slaves who come in search of gold and threaten his peaceful existence.A guardian spirit in the form of a snow leopard looks over a small village in the Himalayas, and chooses a human successor, whom she trains to sing songs that will protect the villagers from soldiers who search for gold and slaves.
Glorious, detailed watercolors make this charming folk tale about a magical snow leopard and a small child come alive. Longing to protect her Himalayan valley, Snow Leopard is in search of a Child to continue her sacred songs after she's gone.