Bank Square Books presents an author talk and signing with Linda Crotta Brennan for the book, The Selkie’s Daughter.
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.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
About the Author:
Linda Crotta Brennan has written many books for young people, including When Rivers Burned, which was named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book and an Outstanding Science Trade Book. She holds a master’s degree in early childhood education and has worked as a library assistant, a teacher, and an instructor the Institute of Children’s Literature. The Selkie’s Daughter is her debut novel. She
lives in Rhode Island, the ocean state.
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The Selkie’s Daughter (Hardcover)
By Linda Crotta Brennan
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Published: Holiday House – January 2nd, 2024