Amber?s mountain is beautiful, but it is a lonely place?until the day Anna arrives, bringing both her friendship and the will to teach Amber how to read. Suddenly, Amber?s world is filled with a new magic?and new challenges. But when Anna returns to the city, will Amber be able to keep reading on her own? ?Heartwarming.? -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Tony Johnston?s previous books include Grandpa?s Song and Yonder (both Dial and Puffin). She lives in San Marino, California. Robert Duncan is a fine artist whose paintings have been exhi-bited throughout the United States. He lives in Midway, Utah.