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The seal children

The seal children

Morris, Jackie

A Welsh fisherman named Huw falls in love with a selkie--half-woman, half-seal--who spends many years with him and their two children, Ffion and Morlo, before returning to her own people below the waves. When a fisherman called Ewan 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. A few years later a stranger comes to the village, telling of a land far away, and Ffion and Morlo remember their mother's stories of the cities of gold and pearls beneath the waves...This is a beautiful, atmospheric story of love and freedom, and the first picture book written and illustrated by Jackie Morris

Book, Reproduction. English. Children's stories.
New ed.
Published London: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Jackie Morris
ISBN: 1845070402, 9781845070403
Intended audience: Primary & Secondary Education From 6 To 9.
Note: Hardback.
Biography: Jackie Morris is well known for her illustrations on Ted Hughes's How the Whale Became. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln include Mary Hoffman's Bible stories series: Parables, Miracles and Animals of the Bible. She also collaborated with Caroline Pitcher on The Snow Whale, Mariana and the Merchild and The Time of the Lion. Her paintings have been exhibited in Bath, London, and throughout Australia.
Physical Description: 32 p. : col.ill. ; 24x28x1 cm.
Subject: Picture books.; Selkies Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.