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Sockeye Salmon returns to his birthplace by swimming inland from the Pacific Ocean through rivers and lakes. Watch your children join Sockeye on this amazing adventure! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Sockeye s Journey Home is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. This book includes an easy-to-download audiobook with realistic sound effects for added fun.
Other titles in this series include "Dolphin's First Day", "Lobster's Secret", "Otter on his Own", "Swordfish Returns", and many more fun and educational Smithsonian Oceanic Collection Books!
- An informative storyline and colorful illustrations
- Audiobook CD with sound effects
- 32 pages
- Appropriate for ages: 3-9
- Paperback dimensions: 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
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Barbara Gaines Winkelman received a BA in English from the Unviersity of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. She has written picture books, chapter books, children's reference books, and a first reader series. Barbara has written Flying Squirrel at Acorn Place for Soundprints. She lives on Mercer Island, Washington, with her family.From School Library Journal:
PreS-Gr 3-This fictionalized account of a salmon's journey from the Pacific Ocean to the spawning grounds describes the difficulties of the trip. Sockeye must elude various predators including bears, ospreys, and humans. During the arduous swim, his body changes in preparation for reproduction. An author's note emphasizes how human activities have drastically reduced the sockeye salmon population. Popeo's artwork is adequate but static. In fact, the entire production looks as though it were designed chiefly to supplement teaching units. If demand for books on the topic exceeds supply, this could serve as an adequate introduction. Bruce McMillan's Salmon Summer (Houghton, 1998) provides an Alaskan-native perspective on the salmon run and uses photos instead of paintings to illustrate events.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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