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Seal Song by Andrea Spalding
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Nov 11, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: picture-books

** spoiler alert ** A traditional selkie tale with superb illustrations. I wish someone would read this story aloud to me, so I could view the illustrations from 3-6 feet away. Anyone willing?

The traditional, tragic selkie love story, here reads as a tragic friend story, but is equally as mesmerizing. The son of a fisherman shows kindess to a washed up seal. He, in turn, is saved by a selkie girl who gives her human life in order to save him.

Recommended for folktale collections, as a read-aloud, and particularly, for the fine art illustrations.

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