River of Life by Debbie S. Miller

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As the seasons change, a river in Alaska reveals its remarkable biodiversity. A great web of life is presented--the river and its shores sustain an astonishing variety of plants and animals. The river is home: salmon fry and rainbow trout live in it, plankton drifts in its current. The river is food: bears and bald eagles catch salmon, big fish chase little fish, tree roots absorb the river water. This evocative nonfiction picture book follows a year in the life of this Alaskan river. The lyrical text and lush paintings introduce young readers to the sights and sounds of the river and its inhabitants and are rich in details certain to fascinate ecologists of all ages.
 

About Debbie S. Miller

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Debbie S. Miller is the author of several picture books including "A Woolly Mammoth Journey, ""A Caribou Journey, "and "A Polar Bear Journey", one of Booklist's Top Ten Animal Books for Youth". The artwork is done by the renowned Jon Van Zyle. He is not only an Iditarod Finisher but also the official artist for The Iditarod Sled Dog Race. His artwork can be found in numerous books and in galleries around the world.
 
Published March 20, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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This portrait of life along an Alaskan river is marked by the observations of a child who notes the changes of its plants and animals as the seasons go forward.

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