Written and illustrated by Briana Corr Scott
Oh to be a Selkie,
And live between two worlds
Half your days spent as a seal,
And the other half, a girl...
Stories about the Selkie have been told for hundreds of years by those who live near the North Atlantic and North Sea. Sometimes called “seal folk,” the Selkie, as humans, are tall and strong with dark hair and eyes. Extremely private, they keep their seal coats hidden away until they get restless and are called to the sea, and take on their seal forms.
In her lyrical follow-up to She Dreams of Sable Island, artist and author Briana Corr Scott explores the Selkie legend in a book of short, whimsical poems. Find out what Selkie likes to eat, where she lives, how she spends her time on land and in the sea, and learn a Selkie lullaby. Lilting and lyrical, with acrylic paintings that recall the ocean’s depths, this magical book is ideal for both bedtime and playtime. Features a paper doll, clothes, and seal.
Briana Corr Scott was born in Salem, MA and grew up in New Hampshire. Her love of painting and drawing began early in life, and continued during her studies at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in 2006. Briana works from a studio in her home, where she lives with her husband and three children. Briana's work is influenced by her coastal home and she draws endless inspiration from her garden.