The Selkie Girl

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The main characters are a seal-person (Selkie) and a boy named Fergus. Fergus likes to collect stuff on the beach. He finds seashells. His daddy is a fisherman. Does he catch a lot of fish? Nope. One day, Fergus goes to a golden sand beach. He finds a seal skin. (I would leave it there.) Fergus takes it. The sealskin belongs to a Selkie girl. (There are boy and girl Selkies. I wouldn’t want to be a Selkie and transform into a seal.) She can’t swim well without her sealskin, so she can’t go home with her mommy. She makes clothes out of seaweed and a fishing net. (I don’t think a fishing net would make good clothes.) She sleeps under a boat. In the morning, bang, bang, bang! The girl wants her seal skin back. Fergus wants a friend. He’ll give her the skin in seven days if she is his friend. They fly a kite. She teaches him to fish with his hands. (He catches fourteen fish.) Fergus keeps his promise.

The story is too short. The pictures were okay. I like the last picture the best. I like the way it’s showing the whole seal face. I’ll read this book, but probably not all the time.

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Author Ruchi Mhasane, Illustrator, Janis MacKay, Narrator
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Floris Books
Publish Date 01-Nov-2014
ISBN 9781782501305
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Issue January 2015
Category Children's


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