The Turning

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Audio (8.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100128304
Released: Jul 24, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062840912
Narrator/s: Kirby Heyborne
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Does he belong to the land or to the sea? Readers who loved Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Pam MuNoz Ryan's Echo will be transported to the place where the water and land meet in this exquisitely crafted coming-of-age tale about a selkie boy. Aran has never truly fit in with his selkie clan. He was born in his human form, without a pelt to transform him into a sleek, strong seal. Each day he waits, left behind while his selkie family explores the deep ocean. What if his pelt never comes? Does the Moon even see him? Is he putting his clan at risk? When his mother undertakes a journey to the far north to seek help, Aran is left in the care of a reclusive human woman on remote Spindle Island. Life on land is full of more wonders-and more dangers-than Aran could have ever imagined. Soon Aran will be forced to decide: will he fight for his place on land, or return to his home in the sea?

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Author(s): Emily Whitman
Original Publish Date: Jul 24, 2018

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The Turning
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Product Number:Z100128304
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Author(s): Emily Whitman
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number DD37975
Released: Jul 24, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538551578
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Author(s): Emily Whitman
Product Number EB00710206
Released: Jul 24, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: #9780062657978

Professional reviews

"Narrator Kirby Heyborne creates a youthful tone for Aran, a young selkie, a mythical Celtic creature who takes human form on land and seal form in the sea. Aran wants only to "turn" so he can join the rest of his family in the ocean. When he doesn't turn as expected, Mam sends him to live with a woman named Maggie, while she tries to find a way to help him. As Aran struggles to adjust to his new island home, Heyborne amplifies his voice to convey the appropriate drama. He delivers wonderful dialogue, moving seamlessly from the high-pitched voice of young Aran to the deep, gruff voice of Maggie's stern husband. Listeners will cheer on Aran in this fantastical tale sure to please fantasy and folklore fans alike. M.D. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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