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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It certainly gave me a passion for storytelling. Sara rated it it was amazing Apr 02, References to this work on external resources.

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Wikipedia in English None. They had a lot of interesting ideas when we talked about the theme of the story. Sep 13, Maria rated it really liked it Shelves: Monika Riney rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Anne Izard Storytellers’ Award Unknown Binding0 pages.

Another cute story about a couple who could not have children of their own and are given the chance to raise a boy who mysteriously yolej as a seal in the ocean and changes to a boy on land.

Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland

I shared this book with my 5th grade students and they really seemed to enjoy it. Emily rated it did not like it Oct 30, Book description 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. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

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Chrissy Bixby rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Until one day the fisherman discovers a grey baby seal alone on the shore. The illustrations are just lovely and fit seamlessly with the text. 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.

Apr 16, Margot McCuaig rated it really liked it. Add to Your books. Lists with This Book. I can’t resist a book about selkies! To ask other readers questions about Greylingplease sign up. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Anazen rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. I won this on school prize-giving day when I was in primary 3. On the Island of Shetland, in a hut covered with moss, there lived a fisherman and his devoted but lonely wife. Born and raised in New York City, the mother of three and the grandmother of six, Yolen lives in Massachusetts and St. Dec 03, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Refresh and try again. Dec 23, Kest Schwartzman rated it liked it. Deals with childlessness, self-sacrifice, and tough choices. McCoy Nov 22, Open Preview See a Problem? David Ray Illustrator Members.

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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. Mar 07, Preetha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Google Books — Loading Mar 19, Diane rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving….

Great to read with a Scottish accent! Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Sep 24, Nautica added it.

Preview — Greyling by Jane Yolen. It also captures the essence of living close to the ocean and coastal life. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. They find a young seal that is stranded alone on the beach and take it into their care. Claire Frances rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lilly Hopper rated it liked it Nov 25, The plot tells the story of two parents from the Scottish Islands of Shetland who yearn for a child.

Ksenia rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Jul 23, Cana rated it really liked it. It’s a sweet story, but I can’t help bristling greyping bit at the stereotyped woman.