Greetings to our stalwart readers & authors, friends of our growing press! We can all agree that 2017 was a year of setbacks under the Misogynist-in-the-White-House â€” yet, we are hopeful and galvanized for 2018.
This recent article in the regional New Hampshire paper, The Keene Sentinel, written by GWP former Bennington College intern, Cheyenne Vaughn, is really hopeful! Happy Holidays to our friends!
Here is a sneak peek at an upcoming children’s pitcture book that is getting environmental-award accolades! Enjoy and thank you for your continued support and buying and reading our books!
by Katy FarberÂ Â Â Â Â illustrated by Meg Sodano
Every spring in the eastern region of the United States, warmer nights with steady rain bring the migration of thousands of spotted salamanders to ponds and pools, often across busy roads. These crossings are magical, and secretiveâ€”most people donâ€™t even know they happen.Â Salamander SkyÂ features a mother and daughter who go out on a rainy night to help the salamanders cross the road safely. This picture book introduces readers to the elusive spotted salamander and the perilous nighttime journeyÂ they take each spring. Amphibians worldwide desperately need protection. Salamander Sky is a valuable tool for getting children engaged in conservation.
“Salamander SkyÂ has within its pages the power to ignite curiosity in the unexplored backyard while at the same time respecting and not disrupting nature’s hand in the survival of a species. And what could be better than that?” Â Â â€”Matthew C. Winner, Co-Founder of All the Wonders
CHILDRENâ€™S PICTURE BOOK
Age range: 4-8 yearsÂ Â Â Â Grade level: Preschool – 2
32 pages â€˘ 8 Â x 10 oblong, casebound â€˘ $17.95
ISBN:Â 978-0-9990766-4-4 Â | Â Publication date: March 2, 2018Â
Distributor: Midpoint Trade Books.Â Rights sold: None
Rights contact: Dede Cummings,Â Green Writers Press,Â email@example.comÂ â€˘ 802-380-1121
Â Salamander Sky – WatchÂ the book trailer
About the Author
Katy Farber is a writer, researcher and teacher coach from Vermont. She has loved and defended salamanders since standing in a Pennsylvania creek at the age of ten. Her other book for children is a middle grade novel called The Order of the Trees, which won Green Earth Honor book award in 2015.Â Visit her webpage atÂ katyfarber.com.
About the Illustrator
Meg Sodano grew up in Connecticut, exploring the woodlands and seashore, and drawing her favorite animals. She studied natural science illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and Animal Science at the University of Vermont. While making the pictures for this book, she wandered rain-soaked nature preserves, sketched tree roots and vernal pools, and of course, looked for amphibians.Â Visit her webpage atÂ msodanoillustration.com.
For Educators/Parents/Guardians/Librarians/Booksellers,Â Salamander Sky
targets many of the Next Generation Science Standards for elementary school students, including life cycles, wetland habitats, diversity, adaptations and human impact
communicates a strong conservation message
geared toward preschool through elementary school aged students
models first hand exploration and investigation in nature
addresses human impact on the environment and encourages active participation in solutions
provides a resource for science teachers, environmental educators and parents to introduce inquiry to students
inspires engagement and curiosity
focuses on a vulnerable and often unnoticed species of amphibians that inhabits much of the Eastern United States