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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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Return to Book Page. The selchie story is interesting, the story beautifully told and the illustrations are lovely, but like Shonna I don’t like the woman’s jans and utter lack of identity apart from her husband and then child.

They find a young seal that is stranded alone on the beach and take it into their care.

It’s a sweet story, but I can’t help bristling a bit at the stereotyped woman. A lovely read aloud to share with your children that yolne lead to many fascinating discussions. Aug 31, Colleen Baker rated it really liked it.

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Their son, Greyling, brings them much happiness for many years until an unexpected storm changes everything. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Anazen rated it it was amazing Oct 07, They had a lot of interesting ideas when we talked about the theme of the story.

Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland

Mar 21, Dixie Diamond rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Scottish people call this creature a “selchie. Until one day the fisherman discovers a grey baby seal alone on the shore. The plot tells the story of two parents from the Scottish Islands of Shetland who yearn for a child. Wikipedia in English None.

Overall, I enjoyed t It’s a sweet story, but I can’t help bristling a bit at the stereotyped woman. There’s also a spread where the illustrations don’t seem to jive with the text. Sara rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Unknown Binding0 pages. I shared this book with my 5th grade students and they really seemed to enjoy it. Books by Jane Yolen. It is a story of “haunting beauty” and it is told in the cadence and prose evocative of Scottish speech rhythms.

This grehling story is a great representation of family and love. Monika Riney rated it it was amazing Mar 28, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


It certainly gave me a passion for storytelling. Chrissy Bixby rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Connor M rated it really liked it Oct 30, Become a LibraryThing Author. Jan 11, Shelli rated it really liked it Shelves: Claire Frances rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Want to Read saving…. It requires inferring to understand the characters’ emotions and also can be used for practicing prediction. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

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Dec 03, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: On the Island of Shetland, in a hut covered with moss, there lived a fisherman and his devoted but lonely wife. My 8 year old brought greylig home from the school library today, so excited.

This is no ordinary seal though but a selchie, a magical creature who takes the form of a man when on land and seal when in the water. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.