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Only OpalD in accounts of pioneer history is here given an unforgettable voice Booklist starred review Cooney's illustrations are perfect delicately observed her misty landscapes make an elegant setting A touching fascinating portrait Kirkus Reviews starred review. This book is actually excerpts from a controversial diary of a young girl in the early 1900's Controversial because there are uestions about the truthI almost hope this isn't truea five year old is orphaned and taken in by completely unsympathetic folks whom she calls 'the father' and 'the mother' The mother keeps Opal home on laundry days and makes the little girl do way than a child's share of the chores One wonders but Opal never realizes whether they adopted the girl as a servantOpal's birth parents were readers and writers they kept journals and according to the story so does she She is extremely close to the animals and plants in her world naming them all wonderfully classic names the calf Elizabeth Barrett Browning the tree Michael Raphael and the mouse Felix MendelssohnOpal does make human friends too Dear Love and the blind girl give her a feel for human love until she's moved away by the father and the motherThe illustrations in this edition are beautiful companions to the lyricism of the wordsSharing this will open lots of conversations with students

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Only Opal Read & Download ê 105 ✓ Born around the turn of the century Opal Whiteley offers a peek into the life of an endearing young child growing up on the frontier Through these excerpts from her diary we are given a taste of the struggle and despair as well as the faith and joy felt in each moment of her young life Cooney's clear beautifully dBorn around the turn of the century Opal Whiteley offers a peek into the life of an endearing young child growing up on the frontier Through these excerpts from her diary we are given a taste of the struggle and despair as well as the faith and joy felt i. Wow This book is so depressing made somewhat less depressing by Opal’s connections to various animals and plants the fact that she was writing the fact that she seemed to feel some comfort in the presence of her dead parentsOrphaned living with a family that makes her work hard and seems to show her no affection this is presented as a portion of her diary covering her 5th 6th year a time when she was supposedly just learning to write and missing many days of school due to her servitude Opal’s reaction to the death of “Michael Raphael” was so painfulI almost laughed at the end when the author’s note painted an even grimmer picture of Opal’s life than did Opal’s own words and how it ended with “And now you might want to start a diary of your own” It struck me as funny because hopefully most child readers after being saddened devastated by Opal’s diary hopefully their lives are better and their diary contents are less disturbing However this would make a good book to read with orphans foster kids kids who have to move kids with otherwise difficult lives and anyone who loves nature and its animals and plantsThe illustrations are charmingNot for preschoolers

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N each moment of her young life Cooney's clear beautifully detailed watercolor paintings show the sturdy solitary child who imagines her own secret mischievous world even when she's up to her elbows scrubbing laundry The inner life of children long ignore. This is a beautifully written and tragically sad story but well worth the read if you are doing a memoir study with older children and none of whom have been abandoned