The Selkie's Daughter
imagined fantasy set in Nova Scotia where a young girl--part selkie, part human--must save her family.
I am human upon dry land. I swim as selkie on the sea.
Illustrator, Maxine Vee
Selected as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Title
Reading level: Ages 10-14
Hard Cover: 272 pages
Publisher: Holiday House
Praise for The Selkie's Daughter:
★ "Expertly told in poetic fashion, this book will hook its readers from
sentence one. Highly recommended for all who love fantasy, tragedy, history, and folklore."
—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"A well-paced first-person narrative inspired by elements of Celtic folklore."
"This fresh and evocative tale, rendered in Brigit's clear voice, is propelled
by a resilient protagonist toward a satisfyingly complex resolution."
"Readers just ready to dip their toes into selkie lore and Celtic legends à la
Jane Yolen will find an easy introduction here."
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The tale's strength lies in its writing: well-drawn characters, a strong sense
of place, vivid images of the natural world, and evocative fantastical elements. . . . An immersive reading experience threaded through with Celtic lore."
Indie Next title January 2024
—American Bookseller's Association