The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow

The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow Long before environmental consciousness became popular a young nature writer named Opal Whitely captured America s heart Opal s childhood diary published in became an immediate bestseller one

  • Title: The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow
  • Author: Opal Whiteley Benjamin Hoff
  • ISBN: 9780140237207
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Long before environmental consciousness became popular, a young nature writer named Opal Whitely captured America s heart Opal s childhood diary, published in 1902, became an immediate bestseller, one of the most talked about books of its time Wistful, funny, and wise, it was described by an admirer as the revelation of the fe of a feminine Peter Pan of the OregonLong before environmental consciousness became popular, a young nature writer named Opal Whitely captured America s heart Opal s childhood diary, published in 1902, became an immediate bestseller, one of the most talked about books of its time Wistful, funny, and wise, it was described by an admirer as the revelation of the fe of a feminine Peter Pan of the Oregon wilderness so innocent, so intimate, so haunting, that I should not know where in all literature to look for a counterpart But the diary soon fell into disgrace Condemning it as an adult written hoax, skeptics stirred a scandal that drove the book into obscurity and shattered the frail spirit of its author.Discovering the diary by chance, bestselling author Benjamin Hoff set out to solve the longstanding mystery of its origin His biography of Opal that accompanies the diary provides fascinating proof that the document is indeed authentic the work of a magically gifted child, America s forgotten interpreter of nature.

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