When a fisherman finds a baby girl in his net, he and his wife are overjoyed. Their wish for a child has come true! But as the years go by, Merella, their beloved daughter, has a secret longing - a longing that will lead the fisherman and his wife to a heartrending decision.
In this original folk story, acclaimed author Maxine Rose Schur presents a poetic fable, weaving themes of yearning, fate, and abiding love. Coupled with Milanka Reardon's exquisite illustrations, Child of the Sea delivers a lively, lyrical tale that confirms the universal need to belong and the liberating power of love.