The Wee Seal

By Janis Mackay

Illustrator: Gabby Grant

Format: Paperback

The story of a tender relationship between a young boy and wild baby seal. Set in the Orkney Islands.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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Jamie has been watching the wee white seal that lives on the beach. At night the wee seal cuddles up to its mother. In the morning she goes out to sea and leaves it alone like a strange white stone on the sand.One day tourists come and crowd the wee seal but Jamie knows just what to do to protect it until its mother comes back...Janis Mackay's lyrical prose tells the story of the tender relationship between a wild baby seal and the young boy who watches over it, while Gabby Grant's soft illustrations brilliantly evoke the landscape of the Orkney Islands.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 19 Sep 2013
ISBN 9781782500209
Number of Pages 24

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'Janis is at her best with stories relating to the sea and this is a lovely innocent nature tale.'-- Lothian Life'This book has a beautiful island setting which very much reminded me of the illustrations in the Katie Morag books, so they might appeal to the same children.'-- Anabel Marsh, Anabel's Children's Literature Blog'An informative and gentle tale.'-- Early Years Educator'The soft illustrations brilliantly conjure up the landscape of Scotland. The illustrations of the seals are stunning, especially the one at the start of mum and baby and when they swim away at the end. A lovely story to share and then to go seal spotting like we did.'-- Bookbabblers blog'A very gentle picture book... Not only is it a story but its also educational and will serve to teach children about nature and seals in particular.'- Armadillo'This charming tale is accompanied by appropriate and delicate illustrations in muted colours which greatly add to the text. I very much enjoyed this book."--The School Librarian'Jamie's diligence gives the seal time to shed its baby fur and grow, following its mothers song into the sea when it has reached proper maturity.'--Kirkus'This is a beautiful story about a baby seal left on the shore by its mother... A touching story about nurture and care.'-- Juno

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