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Secrets of Selkie Bay

by Shelley Moore Thomas

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I finally get magical realism! This is such a sweet story of a family struggling to make ends meet and three sisters discovering the legend of the Selkie. Also it surprised me! ( )
  anyaejo | Aug 12, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374367493, Hardcover)

In their present-day tourist trap of an Irish seaside town, famed for its supposed involvement with selkies in the past, three sisters are faced with the sudden disappearance of their mother. Crushed by the loss, their father is struggling to carry on. To make matters worse, there are rumors afloat in the village that their mother herself is a selkie who has now shed her human form and gone back to sea. As Cordie Sullivan, the oldest daughter, tries to learn more about her mother’s vanishing, she must find the strength to help her family move ahead, even as she discovers an increasing  number of clues that point to a hidden island off the coast—a mythical kingdom of the selkies.

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Selkie Bay is a place where the old legends seem very near, and eleven-year-old Cordelia believes that her secretive mother is a selkie who has returned to the sea--a belief that offers some hope as she struggles to care for her two younger sisters and help her scientist father makes ends meet in their home by the sea.… (more)

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