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The Selkie Girl

Janis Mackay
Ruchi Mhasane

£6.99

Range: Traditional Scottish Tales Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 294 x 219 mm ISBN: 9781782501305 Publication date: 18 September 2014
Genre: Traditional stories Theme: Scottish Folklore Ideal for ages: 4, 5, 6 and 7

Fergus lives with his father by the sea, but he is lonely. He wants a friend more than anything.

One day Fergus finds treasure on the beach: a beautiful fur blanket hidden in the rocks. But Fergus doesn't know that his treasure belongs to someone else -- a selkie girl has lost her seal skin and can't go home to the sea without it.

Will Fergus give his new friend what she needs, and risk being lonely again?

Reviews

'Janis Mackay's thoughtful and touching retelling of this classic scottish folk tale is beautifully brought to life by Ruchi Mhasane's illustrations, and the lyrical text makes this a wonderful story to read before bedtime.'
-- ReadItDaddy

'Beautiful books which are a great introduction to the folklore genre... Wonderful stories which will give children a real sense of Scottish culture.'
-- Creative Steps

'This is a wonderful book about finding friends and contentment, beautifully illustrated.'
-- Juno magazine

Selkie Girl

Author

Janis Mackay was born and grew up in Edinburgh, but moved to London to study journalism. She has an MA in Creative Writing and has held writer-in-residence posts in both Caithness and Sutherland. She currently lives in Edinburgh, where she teaches creative writing and works…

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Illustrator

Ruchi Mhasane has a masters degree in children’s book illustration from Cambridge School of Art. She currently lives in India, where she grew up.

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