Translated by: Deborah Smith
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, 2015.
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The life of the salmon is a predictable one: swimming upstream to the place of its birth to spawn, and then to die.
This is the story of a salmon whose silver scales mark him out as different – who dares to leap beyond his fate. It’s a story about growing up, and about aching and ardent love. For swimming upstream means pursuing something the salmon cannot see: a dream.
Translated for the first time into English, The Salmon Who Dared To Leap Higher is a wise, tender and inspiring modern fable about finding freedom and a harmony with nature we have either forgotten or lost in the binding realities of life.
A charming story that teaches us many lessons, about the circle of life, the interconnectedness of animals and nature, the need to care for the environment, and that the easy way is not necessarily the best way. Recommended as a pleasant read on a short flight – it takes not much more than an hour to read. The translation reads naturally.
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