The Salmon Bears

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The Salmon Bears Reviews



"The Salmon Bears
is a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening read.  The text's kid-friendly, informal tone helps steer the way through a mass of information that otherwise might be overwhelming.  It's brimming with fascinating facts, such as that mother bears will eat their cub's waste, that a spirit bear is actually a black bear with white fur, and that bears rub their scent on trees in order to keep track of each other.   The Salmon Bears shines a spotlight on a precious national treasure and makes an impassioned case for protecting its future."  Quill and Quire, June 2010






The Salmon Bears has been nominated for a variety of awards:
  • CYBIL award in the Young adult/non-fiction category, 2010
  • Silver Birch Award, which is a children’s choice award through the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program.
  • The Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, a category of the BC Book Prize, 2011.

Educational Resources

Download a Teacher's Learning Guide [PDF] with discussion questions, ready-to-go lessons and extension activities. Paired with The Salmon Bears, this guide addresses a number of the Prescribed Learning Outcomes for grades four to seven established by the BC Ministry of Education.

VIEW VIDEOS TO WATCH BOTH GRIZZLY BEARS AND SPIRIT BEARS BEHAVING NATURALLY IN THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST.
  • All field videos were made by Pacific Wild on remote field cameras and document bear behaviour, eating habits and interaction in their natural environment.


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