"It reads with the delight and dangers of a fairy tale, but it's grounded in science." -- Holly Meade, illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winning Hush! A Thai Lullaby and other books "Book Jacket" "The Secret Pool is enchanting! I encourage parents, grandparents, and friends of children everywhere to read the book with a young one and then open the door to see if you can find a vernal pool." -- Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Children & Nature Network "Book Jacket" "With poetic text and informative sidebars, this beautiful book delightfully captures the drama and mystery of vernal pools. Dive in and get lost in this magical world." -- Joyce Sidman, Newbery Honor winning children's author and winner of the 2013 NCTE Award for Excellen "Book Jacket" This surprisingly engaging look at a habitat not often covered in science curricula and popular nonfiction series strikes a harmonious balance of conversational language, factual text and informative illustrations. -- Kirkus "Kirkus Starred Review"