Product Description & Reviews
[Children's Fiction (Ages 8-12)] Acclaimed author Emily Whitman's middle grade debut follows Aran, a young selkie searching for the one magical link that will mean he truly belongs to his selkie clan, in an exquisitely crafted world full of mythology, family, friendship, and hope. Readers who loved Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Pam Muñoz Ryan's Echo will be transported by this evocative and gorgeously written tale. All Aran has ever known is the sea. The spray of the waves. The swirl of the deep currents. Feasts of salmon and mussels and crabs. Aran is a selkie and lives on the open sea with his clan. But he has never quite belonged. He was born without a selkie skin, and he's stuck in human form, never able to transform into a sleek, powerful seal the way his family does. Then Aran discovers that his clan has been keeping a secret from him. And the secret means that Aran may never get his pelt. That he is a danger to the entire clan. That maybe he doesn't even belong to the sea at all. So Aran gets his first taste of life on land and all the wonders it holds: trees and birds' nests and cookies and, most surprising of all, friends. Yet the land is dangerous, too. When the unimaginable happens, Aran will be forced to choose: Will he fight for his place on land, or listen to the call of the sea? Emily Whitman has crafted a lyrical tale of belonging, rich with Celtic lore and writing that pulls the heart like the tides. Fans of the expertly crafted storytelling of Kate Milford's The Greenglass House or Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon will savor this deeply felt middle grade debut.
Features & Highlights
|Manufacturer:||HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio|
|Studio:||HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio|
|Item Size:||1 x 7 x 7 inches|
|Package Weight:||1 pounds|
|Package Size:||6 x 1 x 1 inches|
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By Simon & Schuster Audio
ean: 9780743599535, isbn: 0743599535,