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Salar the Salmon

(1936)
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In Latin "salar" means "leaper" and to the Romans who first came to England the name perfectly described the magnificent sea-run salmon that fought their way up rivers and streams.

In Henry Williamson's great nature story, Salar is a five-year-old salmon returning to the stream of his birth. He faces great dangers--cruising lampreys, poachers with their cruel nets and spears, sharp-eyed otters, cascading falls--all between Salar and his goal in the spawning sands.

"No lover of the country can fail to be thrilled. The author has the power given to few of seeing life from the point of view of the animals he describes." (Guardian)

"A rare and beautiful book that should take its place as a classic among the few that are written at once with a poet's insight and a naturalist's knowledge." (The New York Times)

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Henry Williamson's Salar the Salmon

Hardback Editions

October 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Illustrated Salar the Salmon
Author(s): Henry Williamson
ISBN: 0-86350-152-4 / 978-0-86350-152-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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1961 : UK Hardback
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Title: Salar the Salmon
Author(s): Henry Williamson
ISBN: 0-571-04152-3 / 978-0-571-04152-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Salar the Salmon (Nature Classics Library)
Author(s): Henry Williamson
ISBN: 0-9562545-4-3 / 978-0-9562545-4-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little Toller Books
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September 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Salar the Salmon
Author(s): Henry Williamson
ISBN: 0-87923-845-3 / 978-0-87923-845-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
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January 1961 : UK Paperback
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Title: Salar the Salmon
Author(s): Henry Williamson
ISBN: 0-571-04811-0 / 978-0-571-04811-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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1961 : UK Paperback
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Title: Salar the Salmon
Author(s): Henry Williamson
ISBN: 0-571-07001-9 / 978-0-571-07001-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Salar the Salmon
Author(s): Henry Williamson, Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Strathmore Publishing
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June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Salar the Salmon
Author(s): Henry Williamson, Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Strathmore Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Salar the Salmon
Author(s): Henry Williamson, Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Strathmore Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Salar the Salmon
Author(s): Henry Williamson, Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Strathmore Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK