The Salmon Bears

Nicholas Read Ian Mc Allister (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692071

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Extensively illustrated with Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Salmon Bears explores the delicate balance that exists between the grizzly, black and spirit bears and their natural environment, the last great wilderness along the central coast of British Columbia. Key to this relationship are the salmon that are born in the rivers each spring, who then go out to sea as juveniles and return as adults to spawn and die, completing a cycle of life that ensures the survival of not only their own species but also virtually every other plant and animal in the rainforest. In clear language suitable for young readers, the authors describe the day-to-day activities that define the lives of these bears through the four seasons. But this is also very much the story of the Great Bear Rainforesta vast tract of land that stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border and contains some of the largest stands of old-growth forest left on the West Coast. The Salmon Bears focuses on the interconnectedness of all life in the rainforest and makes a strong case for the importance of protecting this vital ecological resource.

Reading Level
Lexile
979L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
W
ATOS
6.5
DRA
60
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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