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Salmon

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When salmon are ready to spawn, they struggle upstream to their birthplace. Their remarkable journey is just one of the twelve topics discussed in this clearly written look at the two main kinds of salmon -- Pacific salmon and Atlantic salmon. Kids can find out about where salmon live, their life cycle, their place in the food chain and much more. The easy-to-read text and accurate, detailed illustrations of this title in the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series meet the research needs of young children and satisfy ...
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Overview

When salmon are ready to spawn, they struggle upstream to their birthplace. Their remarkable journey is just one of the twelve topics discussed in this clearly written look at the two main kinds of salmon -- Pacific salmon and Atlantic salmon. Kids can find out about where salmon live, their life cycle, their place in the food chain and much more. The easy-to-read text and accurate, detailed illustrations of this title in the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series meet the research needs of young children and satisfy their curiosity about these important fish.
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Editorial Reviews

Science Books & Films
Salmon is a very worthwhile resource book for the inquisitive elementary school student and deserves a place in every school and public library. The text is accompanied by attractive and accurate illustrations that carefully depict the changes in appearance and size of the fish from eyed-egg through mature adult and spawners and simultaneously portray the surrounding habitat and the predators therein. The scope is complete for the elementary school level, and the presentation will be of good value in stimulating the young mind to further research.
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This well-organized book presents numerous facts about the anatomy and life of Atlantic and Pacific salmon and all subspecies. Ogle’s muted watercolor paintings clearly show anatomical detail? A graceful work about these remarkable creatures.

Salmon is a very worthwhile resource book for the inquisitive elementary school student and deserves a place in every school and public library. The text is accompanied by attractive and accurate illustrations that carefully depict the changes in appearance and size of the fish from eyed-egg through mature adult and spawners and simultaneously portray the surrounding habitat and the predators therein. The scope is complete for the elementary school level, and the presentation will be of good value in stimulating the young mind to further research.

Children's Literature
Throughout its life, a salmon is called many things. Baby salmon are called alevin, baby salmon that swim independently are called fry, and smolts are defined as maturing salmon that are ready to swim to the ocean. In this book each stage of a salmon's life is described in simple, everyday language. The different types of salmon, where they live, what they eat, and how they spawn are also explained. Rather than photographs, colorful illustrations and diagrams are used to demonstrate a salmon's lifecycle. Anyone interested in learning more about this amazing aquatic animal will find this book valuable. Students studying life cycles or habitats will also find the information in this book useful. A glossary and index are included. This book is part of the Kids Can Press "Wildlife" series. 2002, Kids Can Press,
— Denise Daley <%ISBN%>1550749617
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-This well-organized book presents numerous facts about the anatomy and life of Atlantic and Pacific salmon and all subspecies. Each spread covers a topic in short paragraphs, captions, boxes, and illustrations. The text flows in a relaxed, informative style. Ogle's muted watercolor paintings clearly show anatomical detail, and many pages are lightly "washed" in pale blue or green. A graceful work about these remarkable creatures.-Jean Pollock, King Country Library System, Seattle, WA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550749632
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Kids Can Press Wildlife Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,427,480
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Hodge is a former educational consultant and curriculum designer and the author of the Kids Can Press Wildlife series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Nancy Gray Ogle is an avid naturalist, art teacher and nature illustrator. She lives in Muskoka, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

Salmon 4
Kinds of salmon 6
Where salmon live 8
Salmon bodies 10
Salmon life cycle 12
Baby salmon 14
Young salmon 16
Adult salmon 18
Migrating salmon 20
Spawning salmon 22
A new life cycle begins 24
Salmon in the food chain 26
Salmon and people 28
More salmon facts 30
Words to know 31
Index 32
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