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Amber on the Mountain by Tony Johnston
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.
Author: Tony Johnston
Illustrator: Robert Duncan
Why are we featuring this book?
Amber on the Mountain is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Amber on the Mountain. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.