When a fisherman falls in love with a selkie - half-woman, half-seal - she gives him her sealskin as a sign of her love, and bears him two children, Ffion and Morlo, before returning to her own people.
When a stranger comes to the village, telling of a land far away, the children remember their mother's stories of the cities of gold and pearls beneath the waves....
Presented in a beautiful, new, gift edition, this is a haunting story of love and freedom, for all ages.
Jackie Morris is an author and illustrator, photographer and painter. She lives in a small house beside the sea in Wales. Her many books include Tell Me a Dragon, The Snow Leopard, The Wild Swans and the illustrations for Ted Hughes's How the Whale Became. She has a lively presence on social media and the progress of her work can be followed on her blog: www.jackiemorris.co.uk