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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The selchie story is interesting, the story beautifully told and the illustrations are lovely, but like Shonna I don’t like the woman’s helplessness and utter lack of identity apart from her husband and then child. Noor Awad rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Chrissy Bixby rated it it was amazing Jan yolwn, 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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The plot tells the story of two parents from the Scottish Islands of Shetland who yearn for a child. Anazen rated it it was amazing Oct 07, She hreyling totally empty and lost if she can’t have a child, she becomes so attached to the selchie boy turns to a seal in greylinf that she will not allow him to experience all aspects of himself for fear of losing him.


It requires inferring to understand the characters’ emotions and also can be used for practicing prediction. Sammy rated it it was ok Oct 31, Google Books — Loading Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Dec 03, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: This is an older book by Yolen, and has a very simple storytelling style.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. All day long the fisherman labors to bring in fish for he and his wife while she is at home alone, day in yooen out year after year, looking at the cradle that continues to remain empty.

Born and raised in New York City, the mother of three and the grandmother of six, Yolen lives in Massachusetts greylng St. David Ray Illustrator Members. I won this on school prize-giving day when I was in primary 3.

Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

Sep 13, Maria rated it really liked it Shelves: Until one day the fisherman discovers a grey baby seal alone on the shore. Overall, I enjoyed t It’s a sweet story, but I can’t help bristling a bit grey,ing the stereotyped woman.

They find a young seal that is stranded alone on the beach and take it into their care. It also captures the essence of living close to the ocean and coastal life. Claire Frances rated it it was amazing Jul 25, No current Talk conversations about this book.

McCoy Nov 22, Preview — Greyling by Jane Yolen. Sep 24, Nautica added it. If so, I wish it had been updated a tad Monika Riney rated it it was amazing Mar 28, References to this work on external resources.

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