Groundwood Books

A Salmon for Simon

Illustrated by Ann Blades • Written by Betty Waterton

For readers 4 - 7 years old | Published April 01, 1997 | ISBN 9780888992765
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian

Cover of A Salmon for Simon

Regular price $7.95 CAD

32 pages | 8.750 in × 7.500 in
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About this book

A Salmon for Simon

Ann Blades • Betty Waterton

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.

About the Creators

Ann Blades

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; By the Sea: An Alphabet Book, which won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award; and A Dog Came, Too by Ainslie Manson. She is also the author and illustrator of Mary of Mile 18, for which she won the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award. Ann returned to teaching in 2001 and now teaches kindergarten at an inner-city school in Surrey, British Columbia.

Betty Waterton

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.

Awards and Praise
  • Winner Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 1978
  • Winner Governor General's Literary Awards: Illustration, 1978