A Salmon for Simon

A Salmon for Simon

Written by: Waterton, Betty
Illustrated by: Blades, Ann
ages 4 to 7 / grades P to 2

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

Simon discovers that catching a salmon is more difficult than it looks. A simple, touching and multi-award-winning story with evocative watercolor illustrations.

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

Simon discovers that catching a salmon is more difficult than it looks. A simple, touching and multi-award-winning story with evocative watercolor illustrations.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Apr 1, 1997
Specifications 32 pages | 7.5 in x 8.75 in 32 pages | 7.5 in x 8.75 in
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Written By Betty Waterton was the author of nineteen children's 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 Canada's West Coast, where A Salmon for Simon, her first children's book, takes place.
Illustrated by Ann Blades is one of Canada's leading illustrators. Her distinctive watercolors appear in many children's books, including A Salmon for Simon, which won the Governor General's Award for Illustration and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award. Ann now teaches kindergarten at an inner-city school in Surrey, British Columbia.
Audience ages 4 to 7 / grades P to 2
Reading Levels Lexile 640L

Winner, Governor General's Literary Awards: Illustration, 1978

Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 1978

“Simple, straightforward and deftly told, with impressive illustrations by Blades, Ann, one of Canada's best.” —Toronto Star

“There is magic in the way the story is told as well as magic in Ann Blades' beautiful illustrations.” —Books in Canada

Winner — Governor General's Literary Awards: Illustration

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