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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Become a LibraryThing Author. David Ray Illustrator Members. Sep 24, Nautica added it. I finally got my own copy a couple of years ago after I’d searched the jolen high and low and couldn’t find “my” copy because it had gone back to the library. This short story is a great representation of family and love. No current Talk conversations about this book. Lists with This Book. 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 him to experience all aspects of himself for fear of losing him.
It certainly gave me a passion for storytelling.
Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland
Anne Izard Storytellers’ Award References to this work on external resources. I can’t resist a book about selkies!
If so, I wish it had been updated a tad Sharon rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Status Jane Yolen — primary author all editions calculated Ray, David Illustrator secondary author all editions confirmed.
Open Preview See a Problem? 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. It transforms into a young child and fills their lives with love, happiness, and joy.
Jul 23, Cana rated it really liked it. Deals with childlessness, self-sacrifice, and tough choices.
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Born and raised in New York City, the mother of three and the grandmother of six, Yolen lives in Massachusetts and St. It’s not much of an excuse but it was published inso perhaps it’s a sign of its time or maybe it’s the traditional legend, and I’m iane clueless.
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I won this on school prize-giving day when I was in primary 3. Chrissy Bixby rated it it was amazing Jan 05, The Scottish people janw this creature a “selchie. McCoy Nov 22, Refresh greuling try again. Mar 19, Diane rated it liked it Shelves: I’m too scared to read it again with an adult head, it might take away some of the magic I loved it, and I read and reread it time and time again.
When her husband is in danger of drowning she calls to others to go help him rather than try herself. To ask other readers questions about Greylingplease sign up. It is yb story of “haunting beauty” and it is told in the cadence and prose evocative of Scottish speech rhythms.
Mar 13, Rachel Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Until one day the fisherman discovers a grey baby seal alone on the shore.
What a darling tale, beautifully written.
Overall, I enjoyed the selchie legend bit and the family’s affection for one another, but it’s not a book I’ll dread returning to the library. Monika Riney rated it it was amazing Mar 28, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Popular covers see all 4 covers. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Book description A selchie, a seal transformed into human yoleen, 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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They had a lot of interesting ideas when we talked about the theme of the story. Dec 23, Kest Schwartzman rated it liked it.
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