Poetry Madness
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | February 27, 2015

    Kazuo Ishiguro: IMG Kazuo Ishiguro's Playlist for The Buried Giant



    The eight songs on this playlist didn't "inspire" The Buried Giant, nor did I play them out loud while writing. And with the notable exception of... Continue »
    1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Buried Giant

      Kazuo Ishiguro 9780307271037

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Children's Animals- Animal Stories- Fish
9 Remote Warehouse Children's- Imagination and Play

This title in other editions

A Salmon for Simon

by

A Salmon for Simon Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

About the Author

Betty Waterton (1923-2012) was the author of nineteen childrens 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 Canadas West Coast, where A Salmon for Simon, her first picture book, takes place.

Ann Blades is one of Canadas leading illustrators. Her distinctive watercolors appear in many childrens books, including A Salmon for Simon, which won the Governor Generals Award for Illustration and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, By the Sea: An Alphabet Book, which won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, and A Dog Came, Too by Ainslie Manson. She is also the author and illustrator of Mary of Mile 18, for which she won the Canadian Library Associations Book of the Year for Children Award. Ann returned to teaching in 2001 and now teaches kindergarten at an inner-city school in Surry, British Columbia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554983926
Author:
Waterton, Betty
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Author:
Blades, Ann
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Fish
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.75 x 7.5 in
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

Other books you might like

  1. Down to the Sea: The Story of a... Used Hardcover $0.98
  2. The Salmon Twins New Trade Paper $12.95
  3. The Salmon Princess: An Alaska... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. Salmon Stream (Sharing Nature with... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  5. Salmon Forest Used Trade Paper $6.95
  6. Salmon Nation: People, Fish, and Our... Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Fishes
Children's » General
Children's » Imagination and Play
Children's » Picture Books » General

A Salmon for Simon New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 32 pages Groundwood Books - English 9781554983926 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.