Daughter of the Sea by DK Publishing

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A gift from the sea. Jannet is determined to keep that gift--the longed-for baby her husband rescued from a storm. But when little Gioga grows up and a mysterious stranger wearing a cloak of oceans arrives to claim her, Jannet's fierce love unleashes a tragic and terrifying train of events. As she battles for her child, the fury of the sea traps the little fishing community on its remote island, cut off from all human contact. The villagers' only hope of salvation lies in the truth of the old legends and a young girl's longing to return to her home. With its rich echo of ancient tales from Iceland, Scotland, and Ireland, Daughter of the Sea is a spellbinding story of haunting beauty and lyrical power.

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Berlie Doherty, twice-winner of the Carnegie Medal lives in England. Her books have sold over 700,000 copies and been translated into 21 languages.
Published September 15, 1997 by DK CHILDREN. 128 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A vast, Nordic setting and a hauntingly melodic tone evoking the rhythm of its harbors anchor this selkie tale. Weaving together ancient stories from Iceland, Scotland and Ireland, Doherty (The Snake-

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And it is said that the people of the sea haunt the land."" Monroe finds the baby in a moon flash beneath the sea and ""as he lifted her out of the water he had felt something slip away, like a rag of soft skin.

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