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Fiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 80
Themes: Waterton Lakes National Park, salamanders, conservation, rescue, ecology, nature, wildlife preservation, migration
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 26/04/2016
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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, following Ospreys in Danger.

School Library Connection - August 1, 2016
"A great step-into-reading chapter book for younger readers...recommended."
Kirkus Reviews - February 1, 2016
"Simple, accurate descriptions of specific research methods and of salamander features shine. Unsubtle empowerment for young environmentalists."
CM Magazine - January 19, 2016
"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."

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CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens  | 2016 | Commended

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