The Seal Children

 
By Jackie Morris

Presented in a beautiful new gift edition, this is a haunting story of love and freedom, for all ages.

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….

HB

235 x 278mm

32pp

Age 4+

Published

ISBN

9781910959473

£12.99

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REVIEWS

 

"Jackie Morris creates a wondrous experience of timeless sea magic and folk-lore...marvellous, evocative illustrations and lyrical language."

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"Presented in a beautiful, new, gift edition, this is a haunting story of love and freedom, for all. A touching story of love and freedom. Beautiful illustrations with complement the story well and include a great level of detail."

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"A truly beautiful piece of art, something that you always find with Jackie Morris’s books. It is a story about a small fishing village in Wales and about a Selkie (seal woman) who marries a local fisherman. There is a melody to the words that link it to the movement of the waves on the shore and you have a real sense of the environment and the characters."

Margaret Pemberton

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CONTRIBUTORS

Jackie Morris

Author and Illustrator

Jackie Morris is internationally admired for her imaginative and atmospheric picture books, illustrated with watercolours and often with a fantasy dimension. Her previous books include The Snow Leopard, The Ice Bear and Tell Me a Dragon. Her books The Seal Children, New Born Child and One Cheetah, One Cherry were published by Otter-Barry Books in 2016. In 2019 she was awarded the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for her work on The Lost Words. Jackie Morris lives in St. David's, Pembrokeshire.

 

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