Daughter of the Sea

Author(s): Doherty, Berlie

Young Adult

The only life Gioga has ever known is that of a fisherman's daughter on remote Hamna Voe. But as a baby she was a gift of the sea to childless Munroe and Jannet, and now the Lord of the Oceans wants her back. Torn between her love for her adopted parents and her strange attraction to the seal people, which will she choose - the sea or the land? From the traditional folk-tale of the selkie, award-winning author Berlie Doherty has created her own lyrical and timeless story of a young girl's search for her true identity.


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A Carnegie-nominated timeless story from the award-winning author Berlie Doherty, republished by popular demand with new illustrations.

"Those captivated by other selkie tales will find a full measure of magic and mystery here."--Kirkus Reviews
"The author's voice is straightforward and gripping; her images are as strong as the stones on which the fishermen hone their knives and as lyrical as the ebb and flow of the tides."--The Horn Book Magazine

Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.

General Fields

  • : 9781842707791
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : 0.112
  • : June 2008
  • : 197 x 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : 128pp
  • : 823.914
  • : Paperback
  • : Doherty, Berlie