Two Selkie Stories from Scotland

Author(s): Kate Forsyth (Retold by); Fiona McDonald (Illustrator); Beattie Alvarez (Editor); David Allan (Designed by)

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Two beautiful traditional Scottish fairy tales, The Selkie Bride and In the Kingdom of the Seals, are brought to enchanting and haunting new life by two creators who are themselves eerily linked to the magical world of the shape-shifting selkies, who are seals in the water and humans on land. For Kate's ancestors were the McPhees, who, legend says, are descended from the union of Dougal McPhee and his melancholy selkie bride, while Fiona's McDonald ancestors, lairds of the Western Isles, have a strange connection to the McPhees as well, a connection she only discovered while working on the book!'The tales, told by an author with an obvious talent for folklore, would make an excellent choice for young readers looking for a unique alternative to standard titles, and would be a beautiful introduction to the rich world of folktales.' (Junior Bookseller and Publisher, Term 1 2014)Coming soon:Two Tales of Twins from Ancient Greece and Rome, retold by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by David Allan (August 2014).ISBN: 978-0-9922838-3-4Once Upon a Christmas Annual, multi-author illustrated collection of stories, poems, memoirs and more from some of Australia's best children's authors and illustrators, compiled and edited by Beattie Alvarez. Paperback, around 160 pages, ISBN 978-0-9922838-5-8 (November 2014)


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General Fields

  • : 9780992283827
  • : Christmas Press
  • : Christmas Press
  • : 0.187
  • : May 2014
  • : 29.70 cmmm X 21.00 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kate Forsyth (Retold by); Fiona McDonald (Illustrator); Beattie Alvarez (Editor); David Allan (Designed by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 32