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Opal Whiteley

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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).

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The Journal of an Understanding Heart
Written by Opal Whiteley

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... Read more >
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The Journal of an Understanding Heart
Written by Opal Whiteley

Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 14, 2010
Price: $8.99

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