Synopses & Reviews
A boy takes charge to help his beloved salamanders. Evan can hardly wait for Big Night. During the first warm night rain of springBig Nightspotted salamanders by the hundreds crawl out of the woods and down to a natural pool across the road. There they will breed and lay their eggs. How can Evan and his parents help these delicate creatures cross the road in safety? Evan has the solution. . . . Sarah Marwil Lamstein delivers a moving story of genuine caring. In this Smithsonian's Notable Book for Children, Carol Benioff's colorful and animated illustrations transport the reader into Evan's world, where a child can do small yet wonderful things to help other creatures.
A boy and his parents go out into the rainy spring night to help salamanders cross a busy road on their annual migration to the vernal pools in which they breed, in a text that includes facts about the life cycle of the salamander.
A boy and his parents go out into the rainy spring night to help salamanders cross a busy road on their annual migration to the vernal pools in which they breed. Includes glossary and facts about the life cycle of the salamander.
About the Author
Sarah Marwil Lamstein
has written or co-written five books for young readers. Her picture book Letter on the Wind
received the Sydney Taylor Honor Book Award. Others were listed by the Cooperative Children's Book Council and Booklist's
Top Ten Religion Books for Youth. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
Carol Benioff has created illustrations for numerous book jackets and magazines. She also illustrated The Christmas Thingamajig and Preacher's Night Before Christmas. She lives in Berkeley, California.