Amber on the Mountain by Tony Johnston
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Amber lives on a beautiful but lonely mountain--until the day that Anna arrives, bringing both her friendship and the will to teach Amber how to read. Suddenly Amber's world is filled with magic princesses and Rumpelstiltskin. Then Anna returns to the city, and Amber must find a way to keep their friendship strong. Full-color illustrations.

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Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness. Robert Duncan holds an MS in Computer, Information, and Communications Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Duncan is director of network planning at Qwest Wireless, LLC. He is a Certified Quality Engineer (American Society of Quality Control).
Published May 1, 1998 by Perfection Learning. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Amber hasn't had a chance to learn to read;

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The girls help Granny Cotton with her quilting, ``poking little silver needles in and out, in and out'' and later, Amber is so eager to read that ``she hurries and tangles the words like quilting thread.'' When Anna gets a stubborn look in her eyes, Amber tells her she looks like a mule.

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An illiterate child in a mountain community learns to read and write. Johnston knits this story together with recurring themes, lyrical images and picturesque and convincing dialogue, said PW in a

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