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Salamander Rescue

by (author) Pamela McDowell

illustrated by Kasia Charko

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2016
Category
Environment, General, Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459811232
    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price
    $7.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459811256
    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

Cricket McKay is back and answering a new SOS: "Save Our Salamanders!"

Cricket McKay has lived in Waterton all her life, so she is surprised to discover an animal she hasn’t seen before: the long-toed salamander. She finds a band of them migrating from the pond to their hibernation grounds at Crandell Mountain. Crossing the road that lies between the pond and the mountain is dangerous enough, but now a newly-constructed curb makes their journey even more challenging. Can Cricket and her friends come up with a solution to help the salamanders?
Salamander Rescue is the second book featuring Cricket and friends.

 

About the authors

Pamela McDowell’s first career was in education, teaching junior high and high school. She began writing when she left teaching and has now written more than twenty nonfiction books for children. Pamela grew up in Alberta and enjoys writing about the diverse animals and habitats of her home province. Ospreys in Danger is her first work of fiction. Pamela lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, two kids and an Australian shepherd. For more information, visit www.pamelamcdowell.ca.

Pamela McDowell's profile page

Pamela McDowell’s first career was in education, teaching junior high and high school. She began writing when she left teaching and has now written more than twenty nonfiction books for children. Pamela grew up in Alberta and enjoys writing about the diverse animals and habitats of her home province. Ospreys in Danger is her first work of fiction. Pamela lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, two kids and an Australian shepherd. For more information, visit www.pamelamcdowell.ca.

 

Kasia Charko's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Children's Book Council Best STEM Trade Books
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

"A great step-into-reading chapter book for younger readers...recommended."

School Library Connection

"Simple, accurate descriptions of specific research methods and of salamander features shine. Unsubtle empowerment for young environmentalists."

Kirkus Reviews

"McDowell’s writing style is clear and interesting. Her use of clear vocabulary...give the reader a good idea of the story and action even where an illustration is not present. Illustrations by Kasia Charko are excellent and give a clear picture of difficult conceptualizing, especially her depiction of how the final ramp looked and how it was used by the salamanders. Recommended."

CM Magazine

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