Jackie Morris

The House Without Windows

The House Without Windows was a million copy bestseller when it was first published in 1927, and its author, American child prodigy Barbara Newhall Follett, was just 12 years old. It is the irresistible and entirely unique story of one little girl's desire to escape into the wilderness, and despite being lost for many years, it still speaks powerfully to our modern world. Jackie Morris, the co-creator of publishing sensation The Lost Words, will talk about this lost children’s classic, and the stunningly beautiful ink illustrations which she created for this new edition.

Jackie Morris grew up in the Vale of Evesham, dreaming of becoming an artist and living by the sea. She has now created over forty children's books, including the bestselling and critically acclaimed modern classic The Lost Words, for which she was awarded the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for children’s book illustration in June this year. Her books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Jackie lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire, which she shares with a small pride of cats and various other gentle creatures.

Author photo credit Jay Armstrong


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