Salamander Sky

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 secretive—most people don't even know they happen. Salamander Sky features a mother and daughter who go out on a rainy night to help the salamanders cross the road safely. This dramatic, full-color, picture book introduces readers to the elusive spotted salamanders and the perilous nighttime journeythey take each spring. Amphibians worldwide desperately need protection. This book is a valuable tool for getting children engaged in conservation.

Katy Farber of Middlesex, Vermont

Meg Sodano

Meg Sodano studied Biology and Animal Science at the University of Vermont and received her training in natural science illustration at Rhode Island School of Design. Some of her other illustrations are part of interpretive exhibits at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve in New York State, the Franklin Park Children’s Zoo in Boston, and Queens Botanical Garden in New York.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Bear Pond Books Launch for Educators on Saturday, Martch 10, 2018 and North Branch Nature Center Launch Party on Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Author and illustrator features in national magazines and nature centers; galley giveaways at ALA Midwinter, Denver, CO, February 9-13, 2018 leading up to publication
  • Print, radio, TV interviews, blog tour, Facebook/Twitter & Instagram campaign