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Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell


You can find my Pinterest board of Valentine's Day books here

Friday, February 6, 2015

Seal Song

Seal Song by Andrea Spalding, illustrated by Pascal Milelli (Orca Books, 2011).

I love the illustrations in this book. It's another selkie story (like Selkie Girl by Susan Cooper which I reviewed here) but what makes this one unique is that it's about children.  A boy named Finn meets the strange and mysterious Sheila, and soon the fishermen in town are saying that she's a selkie.  When Finn goes out to sea and gets caught in a storm, Sheila goes into the sea to rescue him, thus having to give up her human form and stay a seal.