The Selkie's Daughter

By Linda Crotta Brennan

Hardcover edition

Publisher Holiday House Imprint Holiday House ISBN


The Selkie's Daughter

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Violence: Cruelty to Animals,Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse,Violence: General

A richly imagined fantasy set in Nova Scotia where a young girl—part selkie, part human—must save her family.

I am human upon dry land. I swim as selkie on the sea.

Brigit knows all the old songs and legends by heart: of Neve, the daughter of the sea god; of the warrior Finn MacCool; and of people who are not quite human. But Brigit knows the truth. It’s evident in the webbing between her fingers–webbing that must be cut. She’s the daughter of a selkie. A truth she must keep secret from everyone.

But someone in her village is killing young seals. Angering the king of the selkie clan, who vows revenge. A curse that will bring storm, sickness, and death. To protect those she loves, Brigit must find a way to Sule Skerrie, the land of selkies, to confront the Great Selkie and protect the young seals from harm.

Like sitting by a warm fireplace, The Selkie’s Daughter is an imaginative fantasy, steeped in Celtic mythology and rich with detail. Perfect for fans of mermaids and Studio Ghibli-esque stories.

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