Amber on the Mountain (Picture Puffin Books)

by Tony Johnston

Paperback, 1998



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Puffin Books (1998), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages


Isolated on her mountain, Amber meets and befriends a girl from the city who gives her the determination to learn to read and write.

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LibraryThing member daphnejohnson
Great Book, with very descriptive words
LibraryThing member mrspriest
This book is about a little girl who lives in the Appalachian Mountains and is taught by a friend how to read. It focuses on never giving up.
LibraryThing member jresner
This realistic fiction book tells the story of amber, a young girl who has never learned to read or write, and how she makes a friend who is determined to teach her. Her friend Anna spends days and days teaching her the different letters and sounds, and finally, Amber is able to read on her own.
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Anna wants to teach Amber to read, but Anna sadly has to leave because her family had only been in town while her father built a road there. Amber gets letters from Anna, but cannot write back. She then decides she will write back, and practices copying words from her book, and finally writes Anna a letter. This makes Anna very happy, and she writes back as well.
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LibraryThing member engpunk77
Amara's second favorite picture book, I read this one about learning to read and write (a result of serious perseverance). Theme: believing in self and possibilities, rural areas becoming connected to town with a new road built...


Texas Bluebonnet Award (Nominee — 1997)
Utah Beehive Book Award (Nominee — Children's Picture — 1996)




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9.96 x 0.1 inches



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