Snowlands

Book 1: A Blood Moon

By Morr Meroz
Art by Collin Fogel

Hardcover
$19.99
ebook
$14.99
Sumptuous visuals and intriguing ideas will leave readers hungry for more time in the Snowlands.
Kirkus Reviews
A vivid, lesson-packed tale of friendship and perseverance, Snowlands is a visual feast, an emotional rollercoaster, and a powerful parable of finding peace with the past.
Self Publishing Review
A phenomenal graphic novel that teaches an important lesson about accepting others and loving each other for our differences.
Reedsy Discovery
Meroz and Fogel give a fully realized graphic novel treatment that creates a satisfying experience.
BookLife

Snowlands

Book 1: A Blood Moon

By Morr Meroz
Art by Collin Fogel

List Price $19.99
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A brand-new, full-color graphic novel series for animal fantasy fans that delivers a daring adventure and a mysterious threat that has animals-prey and predator alike-disappearing.

An orphaned white wolf cub exiled from her pack.
A lone snow leopard searching for her missing cub.
A bumbling wild cat who can't hold a tune.

In the midst of a brutal winter in the unforgiving Snowlands, famine plague the wolf pack. As the pack goes hungry, blame falls on Feba, an orphaned wolf cub whose white fur many elders believe is a bad omen. When the wolf pack's cubs vanish into thin air, the pack leaders vote to banish Feba, and perhaps worse. She escapes her fate and runs off into the icy wilderness of the Snowlands.

Lost in the treacherous mountains, Feba stumbles upon Usha, a cold and unfriendly snow leopard mother on a personal quest. While Usha wants nothing more than to continue her journey alone, she grudgingly allows Feba and a skittish young mountain cat, Batu, to follow her.

With a snowy trail full of deadly obstacles ahead, the unlikely trio sets out to find the Seeress, a magical being Usha hopes can find her missing son. Each step takes Usha, Feba, and Batu deeper into danger where they encounter other creatures-some helpful, some deceitful-and uncover a widespread peril in the mountains, the fate of the missing cubs, and what having a family truly means.

Snowlands is an epic tale of survival and friendship full of wild creatures, magical mysteries, and dangerous terrain perfect for middle-grade fans of Erin Hunter's Braveland and Warriors series.

Morr Meroz is an animation filmmaker, graphic novel author, and the founder of Bloop Animation Studios

After graduating from the School of Visual Arts, Morr worked as a character animator in some of the best NYC studios, such as Framestore, MTV, and Aardman Nathan Love.

In 2013, Morr founded Bloop Animation Studios and started producing animated short films. His shorts were screened in film festivals all around the world, including a premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival. In addition to making films, Morr launched Bloop Animation’s educational initiative, which has become a leading animation learning platform with thousands of students that features dozens of courses, tutorials, and guidebooks about animation filmmaking.

In 2020, Morr founded The Snowlands Company to create books and graphic novels, including the new Snowlands graphic novel series. His screenplay Snowlands, which this book is based on, is an Academy Nicholl quarterfinalist, a Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival, and was the top animation screenplay on the Black List. He lives with his family in New York City.​​

Morr Meroz is an animation filmmaker, graphic novel author, and the founder of Bloop Animation Studios

After graduating from the School of Visual Arts, Morr worked as a character animator in some of the best NYC studios, such as Framestore, MTV, and Aardman Nathan Love.

In 2013, Morr founded Bloop Animation Studios and started producing animated short films. His shorts were screened in film festivals all around the world, including a premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival. In addition to making films, Morr launched Bloop Animation’s educational initiative, which has become a leading animation learning platform with thousands of students that features dozens of courses, tutorials, and guidebooks about animation filmmaking.

In 2020, Morr founded The Snowlands Company to create books and graphic novels, including the new Snowlands graphic novel series. His screenplay Snowlands, which this book is based on, is an Academy Nicholl quarterfinalist, a Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival, and was the top animation screenplay on the Black List. He lives with his family in New York City.​​

What age is this book appropriate for?
10 years old or older should be pretty safe to read this book. Some mature 8-9-year-old kids could be ok as well.

What other books are similar to Snowlands?
Some examples of similar books are the Bravelands and Warriors series, as well as Wolfwalkes, and Amulet.

Does this book contain any graphic violence or mature language?
While there are a few deaths in the book, they are depicted mildly and without any gore. There is no mature language in the book.

Is my child too old for this book? It looks like something they would enjoy, but I'm concerned it might be too young for them.
I doubt the book will be too young for any child, as this was not written as a kid's book. Without knowing your child's age I can assure you he will not be too old for this book.

How big is this book?
This is a premium hardcover graphic novel, 7x11 inches, and almost 2lb. It was custom-printed in the highest quality possible.

Publisher: The Snowlands Company LLC
Length: 210 pages
ISBN: 978-1-7379887-0-0 (hardcover)
978-1-7379887-1-7 (ebook)
Grade level: 3-7
Ages: 8-12