The Salamander Room

The Salamander Room


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A boy finds a salamander in the woods and imagines the many things he can do to turn his room into a perfect salamander home. Together, Anne Mazer and Steve Johnson have created a woodland paradise that any salamander would love to share with a child.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679861874
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/01/1994
Series: Dragonfly Bks.
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 42,957
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: AD440L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

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.  

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Salamander Room [With CD (Audio)] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful little story that was one of my son's favorite bed time stories when he was six. Like the Dr. Seuss books, we read it over and over again together and never tired of it. Now that he's 17, I pull it off the shelf once in a while and read it and, like a photograph, it takes me right back to those times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books. More important than a child's determination to keep his beloved salamander, the reader is quietly and powerfully shown the interconnections in nature. The concept is brilliant. Illustrations are fantatastic!
Leshauck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book that shows compassion and the imagination of little kids.
laf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A boy finds a salamander in the forest, brings him home, and changes his room to match the forest.
smbmom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my son's favorite books, this is a beautifully illustrated, imaginative story about a boy who wishes to turn his bedroom into a forest habitat so that he can bring home the salamander that he finds in the forest.
momma2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute book that describes the ecosystem of a salamander through a young boy's imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kids love this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome i recommended to everyone!!