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A Salmon for Simon
2nd edition
By (author): Betty Waterton Illustrated by: Ann Blades
Betty Waterton ,

Illustrated by :

Ann Blades

Imprint:

Groundwood Books - Toronto

ISBN:

9780888992765

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2
Apr 01, 1997
$7.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.75in x 7.5 x 1.28 in | 0.23 lb

Page Count:

32 pages
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Indigenous
 
Governor General's Literary Awards: Illustration 1978, Winner Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award 1978, Winner
  • Short Description
Simon discovers that catching a salmon is more difficult than it looks in this touching story with evocative watercolor illustrations.

Simon has always longed to catch a salmon. But when his luck suddenly changes and an eagle accidentally drops one into a tidal pool, Simon is torn between sympathy for the fish and the desire to catch something of his own.

All summer long, Simon, a young First Nations boy, has been desperate to catch a salmon. He goes fishing every day, but has no luck. Then one day a high-flying eagle drops a salmon into a clam hole right before his eyes, and Simon must decide whether to take it home or let it go.

This simple story, with its evocative watercolor paintings of the Northwest Coast, was an environmental fable before its time when it was first published in 1978. But its true power rests in the magical combination of text and pictures, which have made it a best-selling classic.

Betty Waterton was the author of nineteen children's books, including the Quincy Rumpel novels and a number of well-loved picture books. Over the course of her writing career she traveled all over Canada giving readings to children. For many years she lived on Canada's West Coast, where A Salmon for Simon, her first children's book, takes place.

Ann Blades is one of Canada's leading illustrators. Her distinctive watercolors appear in many children's books, including A Salmon for Simon, which won the Governor General's Award for Illustration and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award. Ann now teaches kindergarten at an inner-city school in Surrey, British Columbia.

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