Selkie Girl

Selkie Girl

by Laurie Brooks
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Selkie Girl by Laurie Brooks

ELIN JEAN HAS always known she was different from the others on their remote island home. She is a gentle soul, and can’t stand the annual tradition of killing seal babies to thin the population. Even Tam McCodron, the gypsy boy to whom she is strangely drawn, seems to belong more than she does.

It’s just a matter of time until Elin Jean discovers the secret of her past: her mother, Margaret, is a selkie, held captive by her smitten father, who has kept Margaret’s precious seal pelt hostage for 16 years. Soon Elin Jean faces a choice about whether to free her mother from her island prison. And, as the child of this unusual union, she must make another decision. Part land, part sea, she must explore both worlds and dig deep inside herself to figure out where she belongs, and where her future lies.

Poignant, meaningful, and romantic, Selkie Girl is a lyrical debut about a mesmerizing legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375851704
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Laurie Brooks is a playwright whose work includes The Wrestling Season, a young adult play. This is her first novel. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Selkie Girl 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
sadie_leona More than 1 year ago
To be honest, I bought this book without flipping through it - I just went on the cover. After reading it, you realize what the cover is for - for attracting readers to this colorful and intriguing story. I won't go into plot lines in the review, but it really is a wonderful story. It has very few wandering points or pages that make you just want to flip through to get it over with. I found myself re-reading chapters and pages to get every little detail I could.

Bottom Line: A quick, fantastic read to be shared between everyone.
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