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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No current Talk conversations about this book. Born and raised in New York City, the mother of three and the grandmother of six, Yolen lives in Massachusetts and St. It is a story of “haunting beauty” and it is told in the cadence and prose evocative of Scottish speech rhythms. A freyling, a seal transformed into human form, lives on land with a lonely fisherman and his wife, until the day a great greylign threatens the fisherman’s life.

On the Island of Shetland, in a hut covered with moss, there lived a fisherman and his devoted but lonely wife.

Mar 21, Dixie Diamond rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved it, and I read and reread it time and time again. 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. It also captures the essence of living close to the ocean and coastal life. Noor Awad rated it it was amazing Oct 13, CD Audiobook 0 editions. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


To ask other readers questions about Greylingplease sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Chrissy Bixby rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Rewrite of an ancient Scottish tale. Google Books — Loading Deals with childlessness, self-sacrifice, and tough choices.

Mar 13, Rachel Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lilly Hopper rated it liked it Nov 25, They had a lot of interesting ideas when we talked about the theme of the story. This is an older book by Yolen, and has a very simple storytelling style. Sep 24, Nautica added it. Status Jane Yolen — primary author all editions calculated Ray, David Illustrator secondary author all editions confirmed. I finally got my own copy a couple of years ago after I’d searched the house high and low and couldn’t find “my” copy because it had gone back to the library.

References to this work on external resources. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. John rated it liked it Jan 19, I thought I owned this, but it turns out I just checked it out of the library so often I thought it was mine.

This striking picture story teaches young readers about love and transformation. Unknown Binding0 pages.

It requires inferring to understand the characters’ emotions and also can be used for practicing prediction. Aug 31, Colleen Baker rated it really liked it. 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. Refresh and try again. What a darling tale, beautifully written.


My 8 year old brought this home from the school library today, so excited.

Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland

Mar 07, Preetha rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can’t resist a book about selkies! A lovely read aloud to share with your children that can lead to many fascinating discussions. This short story is a great representation of family and love.

All day long the fisherman labors to bring in fish for he and his wife while she is at home alone, day in day out year after year, looking at the cradle that continues to remain empty.

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Anne Izard Storytellers’ Award If so, I wish it had been updated a tad 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.

Sammy rated it it was ok Oct 31, Wikipedia yolfn English None. Dec 23, Kest Schwartzman rated it liked it.