Greyling has ratings and 18 reviews. Kate said: If you put aside the traditional gender roles (I’m a woman and therefore need a baby or will diiiiiee. MAKING CONNECTIONS. Greyling. Jane Yolen. Summary A fisherman and his wife is cannot have a child. One day the fisherman brings home a seal pup. A selchie, a seal transformed into human form, lives on land with a lonely fisherman and his wife, until the day a great storm threatens the fisherman’s life.
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Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland
It is a story of “haunting beauty” and it is told in the cadence and prose evocative of Scottish speech rhythms. Ksenia rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Become a LibraryThing Author.
It requires inferring to understand the characters’ emotions and also can be used for practicing prediction. Mar 07, Preetha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Actually more like 3.
Book description A selchie, a seal transformed into human form, lives on land with a lonely fisherman and his wife, until the day a great storm threatens the fisherman’s life.
Noor Awad rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Sara rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Dec 03, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought I owned this, but it turns out I just checked it out of the library so often I thought it was mine. This striking picture story teaches young readers about love and transformation.
The Scottish people call this creature a “selchie.
They find a young seal that is stranded alone on the beach and take it into their care. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
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Mar 13, Rachel Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: It also captures the essence of living close to the ocean and coastal life. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
If so, I wish it had been updated a tad This short story is a great representation of family and love. All day long the fisherman labors to bring in fish for he and his wife while she is at home alone, day in day out year after year, looking at the cradle that continues to remain empty. It transforms into a young child and fills their lives with love, happiness, and joy. John rated it liked it Jan 19, Born and raised in New York City, the mother of three and the grandmother of six, Yolen lives in Massachusetts and St.
Another cute story about a couple who could not have children of their own and are given the chance to raise a boy who mysteriously appears as a seal in the ocean and changes to a boy on land.
Lists with This Book. My 8 year old brought this home from the school library today, so excited. Claire Frances rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Great to read with a Scottish accent! No trivia or quizzes yet. She feels totally empty and lost if she can’t have a child, she becomes so attached to the selchie boy turns to a seal in water that she will not allow gretling to experience all aspects of himself for fear of losing him.
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