Opal Whiteley grew up in logging settlements near the town of Cottage Grove, at the southern end of Oregon's Willamette Valley. A child literary prodigy and acclaimed nature teacher, she is the author of The Fairyland Around Us, a self-published nature book for children (1918) and her bestselling childhood diary, The Story of Opal (1920).
Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Potter Style On Sale: October 3, 1995 Price: $11.00
These words are taken from the turn-of-the-century diary of an extraordinary six-year-old girl named Opal Whiteley. Orphaned and lonely, she took solace in nature, writing about her vivid inner life with exceptional beauty, sensitivity, and soul. When the diary was discovered in 1920, it became an overnight sensation. Now, almost a...
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