The Seal Children by Jackie MorrisThe Seal Children by Jackie Morris

The Seal Children

byJackie Morris

Hardcover | May 20, 2016

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When a fisherman falls in love with a selkie - half-woman, half-seal - she gives him her sealskin as a sign of her love, and bears him two children, Ffion and Morlo, before returning to her own people.When a stranger comes to the village, telling of a land far away, the children remember their mother's stories of the cities of gold and pearls beneath the waves... .Presented in a beautiful, new, gift edition, this is a haunting story of love and freedom, for all ages.
Jackie Morris is a writer and illustrator. She lives in a cottage by the sea in St David's, Wales, surrounded by cats and dogs. Her previous titles include Tell Me a Dragon, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, The Ice Bear, Song of the Golden Hare, Something about a Bear and The Snow Leopard.
Title:The Seal ChildrenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.54 × 11.24 × 0.35 inPublished:May 20, 2016Publisher:Otter-Barry BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910959472

ISBN - 13:9781910959473


Editorial Reviews

A magical tale of music and nature, which uses the selkie myth to show how the love between parent and child transcends loss and separation. Jackie Morris's lyrical illustrations and complete assurance of tone make it a treasure from the deep places in the human heart." - Amanda Craig"A lyrical story, with beautifully painted watercolours." - Books for Keeps "A lyrical text and beautiful illustrations combine to make a haunting tale of sadness and of hope." The Ultimate First Book Guide "