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Salmon Summer

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Every summer the salmon return to spawn in the streams of Kodiak Island, Alaska, and nine-year-old Alex, a native Aleut, comes here to fish with his family as his ancestors did. The abundant salmon are a source of food for the bears, eagles, foxes, magpies, gulls, and best of all, Alex's family. Bruce McMillan lived with the Shugak family at their fishing camp in Moser Bay ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 30th 1998 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Sarah Gross
Title: Salmon Summer
Author: Bruce McMillan
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Genre: Photographic essay
Theme(s): family, jobs, life
Opening line/sentence: “Alex loves to snack on tamuuq, chewy dry fish.
Brief Book Summary: In this story full of real-life pictures, we learn about Alex’s life of catching fish and other wildlife for food. Alex likes dried halibut, tamuuq, the best, but he and his father catch a ton of salmon that are swimming upstream. Alex uses some salmon to catch a halibut al
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