An award-winning Middle Grade adventure
by Christian A. Shane
THE REVIEWS ARE IN....
"Salmon Survivor is poignant, funny, dramatic, educational, and above all entertaining. Do yourself a favor and read this book to learn about salmon, to learn about Alaska, but especially to learn about why we fish, and how often that is less about catching fish than connecting with friends and family."
- Chris Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trout Unlimited
"Salmon Survivor is the kind of book that makes us want to turn the page to find out what happens next, as Christian Shane perfectly found the bridge connecting fly fishing to a story that will tug at your heart. Drawing from his own fly fishing experiences and background in teaching, Christian introduces us to a family that loves fly fishing, bringing us along for an adventure-filled journey to Alaska that captivates our sense of exploration. While navigating a storyline involving loss and grief, Christian interlaces fly fishing for salmon to an audience that will fall in love with the challenges and tranquility the sport brings so many. Reader beware: You will be traveling to Alaska soon after reading Salmon Survivor!"
- Tim Cammisa, YouTube producer of Trout and Feather & Author of Fly Tying for Everyone
"...A classic adventure story that harkens back to the wilderness survival tales of Gary Paulsen and Jean Craighead George. This is the perfect book for young readers who love spending time outdoors (especially if they love to fish!). Great for reluctant readers with its fun facts and compelling designs. Emotion, adventure, and humor all rolled into one fantastic book."
- K. L. Going, award-winning Middle Grade and YA author of The Next Great Jane, Pieces of Why, & Fat Kid Rules the World
“Salmon Survivor follows the struggles of a young angler as he navigates grief and self-discovery in the middle of remote Alaska. Whether you’re new to the outdoors or are one of the many who’ve found themselves on the river, there’s something for everyone in this remarkable story.”
- April Vokey, podcaster, outdoorswoman, FFF casting instructor, and creator of AnchoredOutdoors.com
After the death of his father and fishing partner, twelve-year old Jack Cooper unwillingly travels with his mom from Pennsylvania to Alaska to meet his grandfather, Fly Bob, for the first time. Over the summer, Jack challenges himself to do something his father ‘Redds’ Cooper had never accomplished. He attempts to catch the Alaskan Salmon Slam, all five species of Pacific salmon in one summer.
While chasing after the Red, the Chum, the Pink, the Silver and the elusive King, he’ll need the assistance of his so-called grandfather and veteran fishing guide, Fly Bob, to teach him the secrets of fishing for salmon in Alaska. As Redds used to say, “It’s not called catchin’, it’s called fishin’.” Nothing comes easy, especially in Alaska.
“Be at the right place at the right time, with the right fly, the right techniques, and the right attitude…and you’ll be a fine fisherman.” John “Redds” Cooper, SALMON SURVIVOR