IRENE KELLY - AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

Ebbie & FloEbbie is a smart little salmon who wants to stay in his nest, safe and snug in the small stream where he was born. Flo is Ebbie’s twin sister. She wants to explore the whole river, the estuary and even the deep blue sea.

Come with Ebbie and Flo as they ride rapids, evade hungry predators, plunge over waterfalls and confront a killer whale. It’s a true science adventure where anything can happen and anyone can be a hero.

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AWARDS:
International Reading Association-Children’s Book Council
Children’s Choice selection, 1999

WHAT THE PRESS HAD TO SAY:

“This work playfully combines information about the salmon life cycle with a fictional adventure story…the humorously expressive fish and vivid illustrations add up to a thoroughly enjoyable fish story.” – Publisher’s Weekly

“As a parent of three avid readers ages, 5-11, I want to say what a wonderful book Ebbie and Flo is for kids of all ages! The art work in this story is unusually lovely and is not drawn "down " to kids, but rather lets children experience designs and colors usually reserved for adults - and yet the characters are warmly drawn with alot of humorous attributes as well. The story is totally engaging -my kids have read it repetitively!! The dialogue is fast and funny. The tension between the adventurous and fearless Flo (and how refreshing that these characteristics belong to the girl!!) and her brother, the timid Ebbie, is part of what gives the story it's momentum. My kids got very interested in salmon and their life cycles largely because the book is so great and the Fish Facts at the back were a great follow up. But perhaps most important in this story is the message that it is possible to find the courage and spirit to enjoy the sometimes perilous journey of life. I highly recommend this book!” ----a reader

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