Finn loves to swim with the seals in a secret cove. He arrives at the cove one day and rescues a young seal tangled in netting. Finn wishes the seal could live on land. That night the seals sing. ""No good comes from seal songs,"" says Finn's father. When Sheila, a mysterious girl no one has ever seen before, appears on the cannery docks, the fisher folk are uneasy. They b...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published 2011 by Orca Book Publishers
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Turnabout is fair play, a theme that is played out nicely in this book. When Finn rescues and feeds a seal that has become tangled in fishing nets, the seal never forgets his kindness. She returns to his village in the form of a girl named Sheila, and even though some townspeople are superstitious about Sheila and think she'll bring bad luck, she and Finn play together. On a day when a storm is threatening, Finn heads out to sea and almost drowns in his over-loaded boat when he loses his oars. S...more