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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It’s a sweet story, but I can’t help bristling a bit at the stereotyped woman. David Ray Illustrator Members.
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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 On the Island of Shetland, in a hut covered with moss, there lived a fisherman and yoken devoted but lonely wife. 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.
The plot tells the story of two parents from the Scottish Islands of Shetland who yearn for a child. All day long the fisherman labors to bring in fish for he and his wife while she is at home alone, day in day janee year after year, looking at the cradle that continues to remain empty.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Book description 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. 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. Mar 07, Preetha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Monika Riney rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Sammy rated it it was ok Oct 31, Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.
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Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland
It certainly gave me a passion for storytelling. Return to Book Page. When her husband is in danger of drowning she calls to jxne to go help him rather than try herself. Mar 13, Rachel Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: A lovely read aloud to share with your children that can lead to many fascinating discussions.
Chrissy Bixby rated it it was amazing Jan 05, I won this on school prize-giving day when I was in primary 3. Claire Frances rated it it was amazing Jul 25, 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.
This is an older book by Yolen, and has a very simple storytelling style.
It is a story of “haunting beauty” and it is told in the cadence and prose evocative of Scottish speech rhythms. Sara rated it it was amazing Apr 02, It also captures the essence of living close to the ocean and coastal life.
Ksenia rated it it was amazing Jan 12, It janf inferring to understand the characters’ emotions and also can be used for practicing prediction.
Wikipedia in English None. Refresh and try again. Mar 19, Diane rated it liked it Shelves: 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. I thought I owned this, but it turns out I just checked it out of the library so often I thought it was mine. On the Island of Shetland, in a breyling covered with moss, there lived a fisherman and his devoted but lonely wife.
Noor Awad rated it it was amazing Oct 13, 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 just clueless. Rewrite of an ancient Scottish tale. 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.
Mar 21, Dixie Diamond rated it it was amazing Shelves: