Seal Island by Julia Green


Seal Island by Julia Green

'Grace looked directly at the seal pup and spoke softly to it. 'I'll be back soon. Don't give up.' Grace is excited about her holiday, staying with Granny at her house by the sea. A whole week exploring rock pools, collecting shells, and playing on the beach - perhaps she might even get to see a baby seal? Grace makes friends with local boy Col who knows all the secrets of the Island. When Grace discovers a small seal pup, separated from its mother after a storm, she's not sure if she can help it, but she has to try ...Beautifully illustrated in black and white, this is a heart-warming tale of friendship and discovery in the wild outdoors by the author of Tilly's Moonlight Fox..


Praise for Tilly's Moonlight Fox: 'Resonating with a timeless, magical feel, and with echoes of classics like Tom's Midnight Garden, Green writes of family secrets and wild foxes in this outstanding novel for younger readers.

'A heartwarming story about a girl and her love for a puppy, a perfect choice for animal lovers.'

'This is a really touching and charming story that will appeal to everyone, not just all the animal fans. A great read!'

's Books: Summer 2014 (in association with The Guardian) 'Julia Green's evocations of nature and Hebridean life are excellent...Seal Island has a timeless, atmospheric quality.'

'Touching and sensitive... atmospheric story really conveys the wonder of living on an island'

'It's a book that you won't forget in a hurry.'

About the Author

Julia Green

Julia Green lives in Bath and has two sons. She writes fiction for children and young adults and is the Course Director for the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Julia leads creative writing workshops for children and adults in a variety of settings, including festivals and schools and for the Arvon foundation. She has worked as an English teacher in school, as a lecturer in FE, Higher and Adult Education, as a tutor for young people not in mainstream school; she has also been a publicity officer, a sub editor for a publishing company and a library assistant at a medical school in London. Julia’s novels for teenagers are published by Puffin and Bloomsbury and are translated into several languages. Tilly’s Moonlight Fox is her first novel for Oxford University Press.

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192 pages


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Publication date

3rd July 2014



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