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Children's Nonfiction Fishes

Sockeye Salmon Odyssey

An Illustrated Natural History

by (author) Brenda Guiled

Initial publish date
Apr 2015
Fishes, Natural History, Fish
Recommended Age
6 to 12
Recommended Grade
1 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price

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This children’s book tells the story of sockeye salmon of British Columbia through their lifecycle and travels—truly an odyssey, or “long series of wanderings and adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences and hardships”. It’s for parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. to read with kids age 6–12. It’s multi-disciplinary, covering science, arts, vocabulary, numbers, graphs, map-reading, and more.


It’s for active reading, with questions to ask, answers to fill in, and pages to colour and add detail. It’s jam-packed, to save paper and trees, using FSC 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Senior salmon experts, David Levy and Don Lawseth, vetted this book and gave enthusiastic thumbs-up. Don even said that he learned some things!

About the author

Brenda Guiled (like “wild”) is a long-time fish/shellfish illustrator. She studied Zoology, especially enjoying her 4th-year Fish Biology course. She has an MSc in Education, has written prize-winning curriculum materials, fiction and nonfiction for children and adults, does graphic arts, and teaches traditional karate and the dance inside it.

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