This original humorous fantasy features delightful music

American Library Association

 excellent, original and... imaginative

Children's Bookwatch 

pure pleasure

Library Talk

Once upon a time...  Emery, our cheese-eating, harp-polishing hero, followed the song of the crystal harp.  He found adventure and love, so pull on your adventuring boots and join him on his journey!  You'll find out why bears have a short tail, why you see mirages only in the daytime, and how the birds learned to sing.  Play prospector and dig out 41 mineral names buried in the text while following Emery's trail on the map!

The Crystal Harp