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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Deals with childlessness, self-sacrifice, and tough choices. The plot tells the story of two parents from the Scottish Islands of Shetland who yearn for a child. David Ray Illustrator Members.

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Mar 19, Diane rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Greylint. Add to Your books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aug 31, Yllen 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 On the Island of Shetland, in a hut covered with moss, there lived a fisherman and his devoted but lonely wife.

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It’s a sweet story, but I can’t help bristling a bit at the stereotyped woman. Great to read with a Scottish accent! I won this on school prize-giving day when I was in primary 3.

I thought I owned this, but it turns out I just checked it out of the library so often I thought it was mine. Dec 03, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Nane rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Overall, I enjoyed the selchie legend bit and the family’s affection for one another, but it’s not a book I’ll dread returning to the library.

Monika Riney rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Return to Book Page. Rewrite of an ancient Scottish tale. I’m too scared to read it again with an adult head, it might take away some of the magic Emily rated it did not like it Oct 30, This yoln an older book by Yolen, and has a very simple storytelling style.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Lilly Hopper rated it liked it Nov 25, I loved it, and I read and reread it time and time again.


On the Island of Shetland, in a hut covered with moss, there lived a fisherman and his devoted hreyling lonely wife. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland

McCoy Nov 22, 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. The illustrations are just lovely and fit seamlessly with the text. Popular covers see all 4 covers.

Status Jane Yolen — primary author all editions calculated Ray, David Illustrator secondary author all editions confirmed. What a darling tale, beautifully written.

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. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Ashley Hall rated it really liked it Mar 21,