Can the answer to a simple science question change your life? For Garson Strangewalker, yes. In this second book in the Legend Keepers series, twelve-year-old Garson doesn't fit in a school. He's in a new community, hasn't made friends, and his father has gone missing. Each day's a struggle until a simple question he asks at the spring science fair sparks an interest in glaciers. He reads about them but can't get enough.
For his sixth-grade science project, Garson climbs to the Shining Mountain Glacier in the wilderness not far from his home. His chance encounter with Buddy, a remarkable kid mountain goat, changes everything as these two kids' lives become entwined. Their shared alarm over the Great Warming's threat to the glacier, and to Buddy's mountaintop home, transforms an insecure boy into a tenacious environmental advocate. Sometimes it takes a partnership to bring out the best in us.