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Jackie Morris

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Jackie Morris lives in a small house on the Welsh coast. She wanted to be an artist from the earliest she could remember. After studying art at Hereford and Bath Academy she went on to illustrate for magazines and newspapers. She began her first book for children the week after her first child, Thomas was born and has gone on to illustrate and write many books.

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Jackie Morris I paint. It means I can balance the writing and the painting. But I want to write more.
Jackie Morris Get a pen and some paper and write, every day.
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A Reminder

Just a reminder that I have moved my blog now to wordpress and have incorporated it into my website. I miss the ease of blogger, but am sure I will get the hang of wordpress one day!
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Jackie Jackie said: " Re reading this marvelous book and second time around it is even better. Brilliant prose that carries you away to the land of the Eceni. "

 
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Jackie Jackie said: " Beautiful book, both words and pictures. "

 
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Jackie made a comment on 2021
" I love Robin and Megan's writing so much. It's been a hard year. Whichever way you choose to write I will be there to read. x ...more "
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“You have traveled far, but the hardest part of a journey is always the next step.”
Jackie Morris, East of the Sun, West of the Moon

“Be brave, be clever, and be true to your heart.”
Jackie Morris, East of the Sun, West of the Moon

“I want to learn about other cultures. I want to hear other voices.”
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Favorite retelling of "East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon"

 
  23 votes, 36.5%

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George Jessica Day George
 
  14 votes, 22.2%

 
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Mistress of the Wind Mistress of the Wind by Michelle Diener Michelle Diener
 
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East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
 
  4 votes, 6.3%

The Princess and the White Bear King The Princess and the White Bear King (book and cd) by Tanya Robyn Batt Tanya Robyn Batt
 
  3 votes, 4.8%

East of the Sun and West of the Moon East of the Sun & West of the Moon by Mercer Mayer Mercer Mayer
 
  3 votes, 4.8%

East of the Sun, West of the Moon East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Susanna Davidson Susanna Davidson
 
  2 votes, 3.2%

East of the Sun, West of the Moon East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Jackie Morris Jackie Morris
 
  1 vote, 1.6%

Once Upon a Winter's Night Once Upon a Winter's Night (Faery Series, #1) by Dennis L. McKiernan Dennis L. McKiernan
 
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Jackie Yes, indeed. I have to say that I almost didn't let her agree to marriage, because I too felt the same as you from the traditional telling of the story. But he did learn a bit from his mistake. Had it been me I would have told him what I thought of a man willing to stand by and let his love burn. But I think she is more than strong enough in the relationship to stand her own ground.
So many of these tales frustrate me. Passive heroines are not to my taste.
Thanks for getting back to me. Really appreciate that. Wanted to know what it was that gave you doubts.And they are wise doubts indeed.


Nafiza Hi Jackie, thank you for the friend request. I enjoyed your book a lot; it is possibly the only version of the fairy tale that I have found to my taste. My reservations, as I mentioned in my review, arise from the romance. I do not like the romance, or, to be more accurate, the prince. I felt like he imposed his reality on the protagonist when he decided that she was lost and suffering in the forest and his actions from then on are direct reactions to this reality he has thought up. I feel like the protagonist had no choice in the matter and this makes me feel really queasy. I would love a retelling where the protagonist falls in love with someone other than the prince. You address this quite well in your version and I appreciated that a lot but I still don't like him. I hope my answer is sufficient.


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