Song of the Sea: The Graphic Novel (Paperback)
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A lush graphic novel about family adrift and the magical adventure that brings them together. Based on the award-winning film, this gorgeous adaptation includes a bonus story from the film's creator.
Many years after the disappearance of their mother, siblings Ben and Saoirse are still drowning in grief, as is their lighthouse-keeper father. Ben blames his little sister for the loss of their mother, and despite being six years old, Saoirse has yet to speak. When the kids discover that Saoirse is a selkie and the magical world that their mother told stories about is real, they dive into an adventure to keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. Based on the award-winning film Song of the Sea, this graphic novel is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.
Includes an 18-page bonus story written and illustrated by film creator Tomm Moore and a Gaelic glossary.
Song of the Sea (along with Wolfwalkers and The Secret of Kells) is part of Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy which celebrates magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology.
About the Author
Samuel Sattin is an author and coffee addict. He penned the graphic novel adaptions of Cartoon Saloon’s Academy Award–nominated Irish folklore film trilogy. He is also the author of Unico: Awakening, the first book in an upcoming manga series that reimagines Osamu Tezuka’s classic character. Samuel’s past work includes Bezkamp and The Silent End. He graduated with an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts and a creative writing MFA from Mills College.
"The rich palette...plus design elements hinting of swirls of Celtic knots and spirals, contribute to the sense of an enchanted countryside...A bit of Celtic charm."—Kirkus
"A lovely adaptation of the 2014 fantasy movie of the same name, this graphic novel expertly recaptures the magic of the Irish folktale...A must-have addition to library collections."—School Library Journal