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The Selkie's Daughter
A richly 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.

Selected as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard TitleIllustrator, Maxine Vee

Selected as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Title

Reading level: Ages 10-14
Hard Cover: 272 pages
Publisher:
Holiday House
Language: English

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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."
—Booklist

"This fresh and evocative tale, rendered in Brigit's clear voice, is propelled by a resilient protagonist toward a satisfyingly complex resolution."
—Publishers Weekly

"Readers just ready to dip their toes into selkie lore and Celtic legends 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."
—Kirkus Reviews

Indie Next title January 2024
—American Bookseller's Association

 

 

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Linda Crotta Brennan, award-winning writer of books for young readers, is the author of Marshmallow Kisses, Flannel Kisses, The Black Regiment
of the American Revolution, North Carolina: Rookie Read About Geography, Simple Economics Series, and a contributor to Women of the Golden State.
Ms. Brennan is available for writing workshops, school visits, book signings and book readings.