The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer
(Dragonfly Books)

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A young boy finds a salamander and thinks of the many things he can do to make a perfect home for it.

About Anne Mazer

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Steve Johnson was born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and earned a B.F.A. in illustration from the School of Associated Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota. Steve's stunning illustrations have been seen in many magazines, but it was not until Knopf asked him to illustrate No Star Nights in 1989 that he began his career as a children's book illustrator. Since then, Steve and his wife Lou Fancher has collaborated on the illustrations and design on a number of notable children's books. They are currently among the most sought after of children's book artists. Steve and Lou fell in love with the My Many Colored Days manuscript at first sight, seeing in it an unusual opportunity to create something that is at once both childlike and sophisticated. Steve and Lou currently reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Published January 1, 1991 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.. 22 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In response to his mother's queries about what he will need to do in order to make a little salamander comfortable if he keeps it in his room, Brian imagines appropriate changes: he'll bring in moss and leaves, crickets and frogs, insects and birds, and, finally, he'll plant trees and open the ro...

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PW described this ``atmospherically illustrated'' tale about a boy's plans to accommodate a salamander as a ``fitting tribute to a child's perseverance and imagination,'' Ages 4-8.

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In a refreshing call-and-response kind of narrative, his mother's questions enable Brian to keep elaborating on his vision.

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