The Book of Selkie

The Book of Selkie

Title: The Book of Selkie

Writer: Written and illustrated by Briana Corr Scott

Publishing House: Nimbus Publishing Ltd.

Date of Publication: May 31st 2020

Rating: 5 stars

‘’Οh, to be a selkie,

And live between two worlds

Half your days spent as a seal,

And the other half, a girl….’’

For me, the myth of the selkie embodies the unique character of the Northern Sea. The mentality and tradition and history of the countries that cherish their myths and customs like a beloved member of a marvelous family. Traditions that hover between the real and the supernatural, the serene green and the wild waves of the shores, the song of the sea and the wind, the rocks and the valleys. And somewhere, over the breeze and the sound of the waves, we might hear the selkie lullaby…

The Book of Selkie - Nimbus Publishing and Vagrant Press

This beautiful book depicts an ‘’ordinary’’ year of the selkie from the transformation to a woman to her need to return to the sea. In pictures of unique beauty by Briana Corr Scott, her relationship with the animals, her knitting, the food she cooks, the songs she sings come alive. In Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands, the selkie myth lives on and on…

The Book of Selkie - Nimbus Publishing and Vagrant Press

‘’But every now and then she hears

A voice from deep inside

It calls her back onto the land

The human in her cries.’’

Many thanks to Nimbus Publishing Ltd. and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Wow. Sounds beautiful ♡♡♡

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