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The Brides of Rollrock Island

By: Margo Lanagan

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The men of Rollrock Island find their brides in a most unconventional way….a witch uses her magic to bring beautiful women out of the bodies of seals.  The men are very happy with their attractive wives but what happens when their wives begin to miss the sea? Their sons live normal lives on the land, but their daughters must be given back to the ocean. This sacrifice weighs heavily on the entire community. Sadness begins to permeate life on the remote island. What will happen when the pull of the sea is more than the mothers can resist?

Prepared by Jill Webb, Children's Librarian, Farmington Community Library, Farmington, Michigan