The Selkie Girl
Simon & Schuster
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The Selkie Girl
illustrated by Warwick Hutton
This ancient tale from Ireland and Scotland tells of the deep longing for home of the wild Selkie maiden who is forced to live on land with the man who loves her. When she finds the sealskin he has hidden from her, she is free, and must leave their beloved children on land to rejoin her family in the sea.
AWARDS AND HONORS

Horn Book Honor List citation, 1987
Notable Children's Book, Social Studies, NCSS/CBC

PRAISE FOR THE SELKIE GIRL
The lyrical text weaves a tale of sweeping dimension; this is storytelling at its finest. Particularly lovely are Hutton's sensitive and muted watercolors.
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