Selkie is a wordless picture book telling the tale of love and friendship across boundaries. In a small village by the sea the fishermen are full of tales and myths of monsters, pirates and mermaids but there is one myth that may be true…
On a fine, clear morning the men set sail. Reeling in the nets the youngest of the crew is dragged into the water. Rescued from the depths of the sea by a playful seal, a transformation occurs and a tender friendship is formed.
“A visually arresting, haunting, wordless tale guaranteed to spark wonder. (Picture book. 4-8) ” —Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)
Josephine Birch studied a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art and on the ‘Drawing Year’ scholarship at The Royal Drawing School, London. Her Master of Arts in Children’s Book Illustration was obtained from the Cambridge School of Art. Josephine grew up in the South West of England, in a tiny terraced house with a garden. The garden was full of flowers, vegetables, and home to chickens, two tortoises, a naughty dog and an old bath full of goldfish and lilies. Her mother, a dress maker and teacher, and her older sister, a painter, made the house a colourful and creative place to live. Josephine always knew she wanted to work as an artist and with animals. Through her studies, Josephine discovered that she could combine the two by illustrating stories inspired by the natural world and her favourite animals.
Age Range: 4-8
Juvenile Fiction / mermaids
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