Traditional Scottish Tales: The Selkie Girl


by Janis MacKay, illustrated by Ruchi Mhasane (Traditional Scottish Tales series)

‘This is a wonderful book about finding friends and contentment, beautifully illustrated’ – Juno magazine

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Kelpies, an imprint of Floris Books, 2014 (new edit. 2018)

Language: English

1 in stock

‘You stole my seal skin!’ Fergus stared at her. Could it be true? He had heard the stories of selkies – magical seals that could take off their seal skins and change into humans.
‘Stay!’ he blurted out, the seal skin clutched behind his back. ‘Be my friend!’

One day, lonely Fergus finds a beautiful fur blanket hidden on the beach. But he doesn’t know that his treasure belongs to someone else – a selkie girl has lost her seal skin and can’t go home to the sea without it.

Will Fergus give his new friend what she needs, and risk being lonely again?

This is a lovely retelling of the traditional Scottish folk tale of the selkie (a seal who can become human) adapted for a young audience. Beautifully written by storyteller and selkie storyteller Janis Mackay, the tale is accompanied by stunning illustrations by Ruchi Mhasane. 

Suitable for ages 4-7.

Additional information

Dimensions 22.1 × 0.5 × 29.4 cm

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