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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Sammy rated it it was ok Oct 31, I’m too scared to read it again hy an adult head, it might take away some of the magic The selchie story is interesting, the story beautifully told and the illustrations are lovely, but like Shonna I don’t like the woman’s helplessness and utter lack of identity apart from her husband and then child. Want to Read saving….
Popular covers see all 4 covers. When yopen husband is in danger of drowning she calls to others to go help him rather than try herself.
They find a young seal that is stranded alone on the beach and take it into their care. This is no ordinary seal though but a selchie, a magical creature who takes the form of a man when on land and seal when in the water.
They had janee lot of interesting ideas when we talked about the theme of the story. A selchie, a seal jqne into human form, lives on land with a lonely fisherman and his wife, until the day a great storm threatens the fisherman’s life.
Anne Izard Storytellers’ Award yolwn Return to Book Page. This striking picture story teaches young readers about love and transformation. The plot tells the story of two parents from the Scottish Islands of Shetland who yearn for a child.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I thought I owned this, but it turns out I just checked it out of the library so often I thought it was mine. No current Talk conversations about this book. Sara rated it it was amazing Apr 02, There’s also a spread where the illustrations don’t seem to jive with the text.
My 8 year old brought this home from the school library today, so excited.
Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland
Book description A selchie, a seal transformed into yolne form, lives on land with a lonely fisherman and his wife, until the day a great storm threatens the fisherman’s life. A lovely read aloud to share with your children that can lead to many fascinating discussions. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. CD Audiobook 0 editions. Sharon rated it it was amazing Nov 18, 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.
I finally got my own copy a couple of years ago after Yloen searched the house high and low and couldn’t find “my” copy because it had gone back to the library. Deals with greylibg, self-sacrifice, and tough choices. She feels totally empty and lost if she can’t have a jame, she becomes so attached to the selchie boy turns to a seal in water that she will not allow him to experience all aspects of himself for fear of losing him.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. It also captures the essence of living close to the ocean and coastal life.
It is a story of “haunting beauty” and it is told in the cadence and prose evocative of Scottish speech rhythms. Rewrite of an ancient Scottish tale. Actually more like 3. Jul 23, Cana rated it really liked it. I won this on school prize-giving day when I was in primary 3. References to this work on external resources.
Aug 31, Colleen Baker rated it really liked it. This is no ordinary seal though but a selchie, a magical creature who takes the form of a man when on jae and seal when in the On the Island of Shetland, in a hut covered with moss, there lived a fisherman and his devoted but lonely wife.
Greyling by Jane Yolen Other authors: The Scottish people call this creature a “selchie. It’s a sweet story, but I can’t help bristling a bit at the stereotyped woman. It certainly gave me a passion for storytelling. Mar 13, Rachel Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ksenia rated it it was amazing Jan 12,