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Salmon Creek

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
One of the most fascinating stories in nature is the life cycle of the Pacific salmon. This lyrical, beautiful non-fiction picture book tells the story of one coho, Sumi, from her birth in a remote creek, to her final hours when she spawns and then dies.
All phases of Sumi's life are shown from her trip down river to the ocean; her time as a fully mature fish swimming in th
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Groundwood Books (first published July 2002)
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A wonderful combination of beautiful, lyric language and accurate information about the life cycle of the coho salmon. Presents death in a very natural, soft way. I love how the poetry of the book hangs on alliteration, onomatopoeia, slant rhyme, and a very loose, occasional rhyming structure--it's a nice change from the usual Seussian rhyme presented for kids.
A sophisticated picture book beautifully depicting the life cycle of a salmon. The verse is poetic and informative, and the illustrations are detailed and appealing. Overall a great science picture book for young readers and students.
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Annette LeBox is an environmental activist and award-winning author of five picture books and two YA novels. As a founding member and director of the Pitt Polder Preservation Society, she was a major stakeholder in the conservation of two British Columbia Regional Parks: Blaney Bog and Codd Wetlands.

Her picture book, Salmon Creek, was awarded the British Columbia Book prize for illustrated literat
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