The life cycle of salmon and it's place in ecology is lavishly illu strated and explained to the reader. Carol Reed-Jones follows the life cycle of salmon in cumulative verse, similar to her best-selling The Tree in the Ancient Forest. Against staggering odds the eggs hatch and grow, travel to the ocean, and eventually struggle upstream to their birthplace again, to spawn a new generation. Artist Michael Maydak vividly portrays the dramatic life of these special fish. Salmon Stream is also packed with information and resources for people of all ages who want to learn more about salmon and how to help them survive.