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The Selkie Girl

Floris books have brought out a new series – Traditional Tales, and here Janis Mackay retells the story of the Selkie wife, adapting it to suit children aged 4 – 7.

Fergus lives with his father in a lonely cottage down by the shore. Fergus loves collecting shells and treasure brought in with the tide – until one day he finds a soft and strange fur draped over a stone. He scoops it up, thinking now the children in the village will be his friends, once they see the fine treasure he has found. And in a way Fergus is right – but not in the way he expected. The fur is the skin of a selkie – and she desperately wants it back!

This book is wonderfully illustrated by Ruchi Mhasane.