Author(s): Jackie Morris
When a fisherman falls in love with a selkie - half-woman, half-seal - she gives him her sealskin as a sign of her love, and bears him two children, Ffion and Morlo, before returning to her own people. When a stranger comes to the village, telling of a land far away, the children remember their mother's stories of the cities of gold and pearls beneath the waves...Presented in a beautiful, new, gift edition, this is a haunting story of love and freedom, for all ages.
Winner of Tir Na N-OG Book Awards: Best English-Language Book 2005.
"A lyrical text and beautiful illustrations combine to make a haunting tale of sadness and of hope." The Ultimate First Book Guide "A magical tale of music and nature, which uses the selkie myth to show how the love between parent and child transcends loss and separation. Jackie Morris's lyrical illustrations and complete assurance of tone make it a treasure from the deep places in the human heart." -- Amanda Craig "A lyrical story, with beautifully painted watercolours." Books for Keeps
Jackie Morris is an author and illustrator, photographer and painter. She lives in a small house beside the sea in Wales. Her many books include Tell Me a Dragon, The Snow Leopard, The Wild Swans and the illustrations for Ted Hughes's How the Whale Became. She has a lively presence on social media and the progress of her work can be followed on her blog: www.jackiemorris.co.uk