Salar the Salmon
Written by Henry Williamson
Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe
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Salar the Salmon is the book alongside Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter that remains embedded in my childhood memory. Yes I was brought up in Devon and Salar the Salmon is set there but it's much more than the river I knew. This is the story of a salmon and the epic cycle of survival that is the life of a salmon. It's utterly gripping and completely timeless. A classic for every child and adult to read. This recent edition comes complete with the most beautiful black and white illustrations that first appeared in a 1936 edition of this title.
A message about Salar the Salmon from Michael Morpurgo:
'It is a rare gift indeed for a storyteller to be a poet as much as a storymaker, to tell a tale so deeply engaging that the reader wants to know what will happen and never wants it to end, and yet at the same tells it in such a way as to leave a reader wide-eyed with amazement at the sheer intensity of feeling that can be induced by the word-magic of a poet. Henry Williamson is just such a story-maker poet.'
Salar the Salmon by Henry Williamson
Salar the Salmon’s migration through the rivers of Devon – surviving porpoises, seals, nets, fishermen, otters, poachers and weirs – is one of nature’s great journeys. Intense, brilliantly imagined, the salmon’s perilous return leaves the reader with a vivid, unsentimental picture of how both people and wildlife rely on a river and its estuary.
This new edition includes the black and white illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe that first appeared in 1936.
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