Linda Crotta Brennan - Author of Books for Young Reader
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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
Holiday House
Language: English
Pre-Order: Ships January 2, 2024

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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."
– Tracy Cronce, Starred Review, School Library Journal

"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."
Publishers Weekly

"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







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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.