A King Salmon Journey

Debbie S. Miller and John H. Eiler

Debbie S. Miller and John H. Eiler

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

Illustrated by Jon Van Zyle

44 pages | illustrated in color throughou | 10 x 8
Cloth $15.95 ISBN: 9781602232303 Published August 2014
Paper $12.95 ISBN: 9781602232310 Published August 2014
Two thousand miles is a staggering distance for any kind of journey. But imagine making it not by car or even foot—but by fin. That’s what faces Chinook, a female king salmon, as she takes a dramatic trip to safely deliver her eggs. From the Bering Sea, up the Yukon River, and on to the Nisutlin River, A King Salmon Journey takes young readers on an engaging ride through the waters of Alaska and Canada, bringing to life the biology—and mystery—of one of the world’s most popular fish. Based on the story of a real-life Chinook, this beautifully illustrated book deftly combines science with a fast-paced tale of survival and perseverance.
New York Times Book Review
“Their arduous migrations across the open sea, their return to spawn in the freshwater streams of their own birth: Salmon are among the most fascinating fish. Miller and Eiler follow one salmon on her trek, offering thought-provoking glimpses of both the fish’s biology and its important place in the cultures of Alaska and northwestern Canada.”
Alaska Dispatch
"Follows a salmon named Chinook as she makes her way from the Bering Sea up the Yukon to her spawning ground on the Nisutlin River in Canada. Along the way she passes villages, numerous tributaries and other wildlife, avoiding fish wheels, bears and wrong turns. . . . It contains a wealth of information on salmon. . . with people, obstacles (both natural and man-made), other critters, maps and more passing through the pages."
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