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A seal sheds her skin and becomes a beautiful woman, but even after marrying and bearing a son she longs to return to her seal family in the sea.A seal sheds her skin and becomes a beautiful woman, but even after marrying and bearing a son she longs to return to her seal family in the sea.Hide synopsis
Description:Author. Fine. Fine Dj. 4to. 1st Printing. In a warm retelling of...Author. Fine. Fine Dj. 4to. 1st Printing. In a warm retelling of this classic folk tale, a narrator tells the story of a boy named Andrew whose mother is a selkie, a magical creature who became a woman on land and stayed that way because her husband had hidden her seal skin. A delightful tale with excellent color illustrations & SIGNED BY the CALDECOTT-WINNING GERSTEIN. OUT OF PRINT.
This is a true classic. Illustrations are lovely. Adult sons recall this particular book with affection (they enjoyed it as small boys), yet suitable as supplement for my college class on folk myths as well.
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