Seal Song written by Andrea Spalding
This book is about a boy named Finn that works with his father at a cannery. After the day’s work is done he goes to his secret cove to swim with the seals. Every time he goes there he asks seals to sing. One day a strange girl comes to town and becomes friends with Finn. People say that she is a seal folk and that she will bring ill fortune. They also said that saltwater can’t touch her skin or else she will have to return to the sea. But when Finn goes fishing one day and a storm hits she has no choice!
I liked the illustrations because they were made of lots of different shapes and had lots of unusual colours. I especially like the picture showing Finn in the boat at dawn because the character was dark but it still showed a lot of detail.
The only thing I disliked about this book was that it was a bit superstitious. It talked about good fortune and seal magic. I don’t believe in magic and I don’t believe in good fortune, I believe in God’s blessings.
I liked this book because it was happy and uplifting and had lots of joy.