Seal Mother Retold by Rose English
This new book has been a long time in coming. Seal Mother is the re-telling of a Selkie folktale many cultures have versions of the story of the seal maiden who comes onto the land, sheds her skin and takes on a human form. This is my original story and the one that inspired the children’s book ‘Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse’.
‘Seal Maiden: a Celtic Musical’
Thank you to Karan Casey & Friends for permission to use snippets from the beautiful album ‘Seal Maiden: a Celtic Musical’
My favourite ‘The Seasons’ is composed by Ger Wolfe with vocals by Karan.
The Silkie Song’ vocals again by Karan Casey
‘Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse’
To celebrate the release of ‘Seal Mother Retold’ the children’s book is FREE to download for two days. Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October 2019. The beautiful illustrations were created by a young artist in the US – Hannah Ryan. See the samples below.
The seal watches over
the child on the sand.
Her lovely young daughter
born of the land.
The girl sits on a rock
with her feet in the water,
Not yet aware
she’s the pretty seal’s daughter.
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