Salar the Salmon, Paperback / softback Book

Salar the Salmon Paperback / softback

Illustrated by C. F. Tunnicliffe

Part of the Nature Classics Library series


Swimming in from cold currents in the Atlantic, drawn by a deep impulse to reach ancestral spawning grounds inland, Salar - the 'leaper' - is a five year-old salmon returning to the stream of its birth.

Salar's migration through the riverways of Devon - surviving porpoises, seals, nets, fishermen, otters, poachers and weirs - is one of nature's great journeys.

Intense, brilliantly imagines, the salmon's perilous return leaves us with a vivid, unsentimental picture of how both people and wildlife rely on a river and its estuary. Originally published in 1935, Salar the Salmon combines Henry Williamson's great talent as a writer with his insight as a naturalist.

This edition includes the black and white illustrations by C.F.

Tunnicliffe that first appeared in 1936.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 216 pages, 50 b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: Little Toller Books
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  • Category: Conservation of the environment
  • ISBN: 9780956254542

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