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Sunrise Summer



by
Matthew Swanson
illustrated by
Robbi Behr

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Imprint
ISBN
9781250080585
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None
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JLG Category

Primary Plus

It’s summer, so a young girl and her family are heading on their annual trip to Alaska where she usually plays with her younger brothers, jumping on the bluff and searching for critters on the shore. But this year, she joins her mother’s salmon-fishing crew. Being a part of the crew is a big responsibility, and though the girl may fall down, she is now part of a team that helps her get back up.

This unique picture book explores the small but momentous first step toward independence, empowering readers to take on new challenges and gain confidence along the way. The story is inspired by the author and illustrator’s annual salmon-fishing trip to Alaska.Illustrator’s note, with photographs. Full-color illustrations; the characters were drawn by hand with pen and ink and gouache. The backgrounds were collaged digitally. 

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None

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Summer. Vacations. Family life. Salmon fishing. Alaska.

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Praise & Reviews

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School Library Journal

School Library Journal

This husband-and-wife team tell a tale based on their family’s experiences visiting Alaska. Each year their family of six flies 4,000 miles from their home to go salmon fishing. At last, the unnamed daughter is old enough to join the crew and not simply sit on the sidelines watching them do their work. It’s a hard, messy business in windy, wet weather but the girl is excited to be part of the operation. Upon arrival, the family ­repairs their cabin, outhouse, and fishing nets in readiness for the season to get underway. Detailed and vibrant illustrations are crafted with pen, ink, gouache, and digital collage. The images come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes and show the family keeping busy until the radio announcer states: “The salmon are coming.” Then the hard work really begins, and readers are shown an almost step-by-step sequence of events that are necessary for netting the sockeye salmon. Four pages at the end of the book give more information on the annual family trek. This is engaging tale about a summer vacation that is far from ordinary.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

This husband-and-wife team tell a tale based on their family’s experiences visiting Alaska. Each year their family of six flies 4,000 miles from their home to go salmon fishing. At last, the unnamed daughter is old enough to join the crew and not simply sit on the sidelines watching them do their work. It’s a hard, messy business in windy, wet weather but the girl is excited to be part of the operation. Upon arrival, the family ­repairs their cabin, outhouse, and fishing nets in readiness for the season to get underway. Detailed and vibrant illustrations are crafted with pen, ink, gouache, and digital collage. The images come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes and show the family keeping busy until the radio announcer states: “The salmon are coming.” Then the hard work really begins, and readers are shown an almost step-by-step sequence of events that are necessary for netting the sockeye salmon. Four pages at the end of the book give more information on the annual family trek. This is engaging tale about a summer vacation that is far from ordinary.

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