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Author: Opal Whiteley
ISBN13: 978-0517702611
Title: Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart
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Language: English
Category: Poetry
Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1 edition (September 26, 1995)
Pages: 186

Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart by Opal Whiteley

CHAPTER VI Opal Gives Wisdom to the Potatoes, Cleanliness to the Family Clothes, and a Delicate Dinner to Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus. CHAPTER VII The Adventure of the Tramper; and what Happens on Long and on Short Days. CHAPTER VIII How Opal Takes a Walk in the Forest of Chantilly; she Visits Elsie and her Baby Boy, and Explains Many Things to the Girl that Has no Seeing. CHAPTER IX Of an Exploring Trip with Brave Horatius; and how Opal Kept Sadness away from her Animal Friends. CHAPTER X How Brave Horatius is Lost and Found again, but Peter Paul Rubens is Lost Forever. CHAPTER XI How Opal Took the Miller’s Brand out of the Flour-Sack, and Got Many Sore Feels thereby; and how Sparks Come on Cold Nights; and how William Shakespeare Has Likings for Poems.

Personal Name: Whiteley, Opal Stanley. Rubrics: Frontier and pioneer life Oregon Poetry Nature. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Opal, the journal of an understanding heart, Opal Whiteley ; adapted by Jane Boulton online for free.

by Whiteley, Opal Stanley; Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-1960. Publication date c1920. Publisher Boston : The Atlantic Monthly Press. Collection ; americana. Digitizing sponsor MSN. Contributor New York Public Library.

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Opal Whitely was a little orphan girl taken in by the wife of a lumberman in turn-of-the-century Oregon. A budding young naturalist and preciously gifted writer, Opal kept a journal of her difficult life on scraps of paper. When she was around twelve, a foster sister found her journal and tore it up into tiny pieces

A journal of a child genius, misunderstood by the world and condemned by "civilized" society. For those whom Nature loves, the Story of Opal is an open book. They need no introduction to the journal of this Understanding Heart. But the world veils the spirit and callouses the instincts, dulls honest curiosity and replaces it with criticism and doubt. Those who are removed from Nature demand facts and backgrounds, theories and precise explanations.

ISBN13: 9781169987005 ISBN10: 1169987001.

They called her Opal Whiteley, but she was actually not the biological child of the Ma and Pa Kettlesque Whiteleys. They had adopted her a year or more before, giving her the name of a daughter her age who had died. She herself said her name was Francoise, and it ultimately developed that she was probably Francoise d'Orleans, the daughter of Henri, Duc d'Orleans, noted explorer, naturalist and author. Published as a book by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1920 when Opal Whiteley was in her early twenties, The Journal of an Understanding Heart was greeted with great critical acclaim. The New York Times said, "Opal Whiteley is a child Saint Francis in the joyousness that pervades her, and her passionate sympathy with all nature - animate and inanimate - is that of the saint.

A lyrical, lovely, and deeply touching adaptation of an authentic journal kept by an orphaned six-year-old girl--later believed to be a French princess--living in an Oregon lumber camp at the turn of the century. 24 black-and-white photographs.
Reviews: 7
Through the eyes of a wondrous child of Light, we are introduced to and commune with the many lovely voices of Nature, exquisitely revealed as Divine. Especial were Opal's gifts, and, as a result, many were those who said this story could not possibly be true, nor her assertions in adult life that she was royalty...Innocence, the pure of heart, those consciously connected with Nature spirits and the divine always bring out the barkers and nay-sayers. Opal's manifesto of Love is one of the most beautiful books ever written, by child or adult...Out of the mouths of babes!
My nine-year-old daughter brought a book home from the library that first let us know about Opal, called only Opal the diary of a young girl and as we read in the back telling that there was a larger booked and more of her life we were very excited and intrigued. So we went ahead and purchased this book we read the front and the back of the book hearing more about her life and the struggle she went through to do the things that she wanted to do .we really really love her simplistic form of writing as a child - my daughter Who also loves all things nature now can't wait to find the fairy book
Very interesting book. Today we would say this book was written by an Indigo child. Nothing like any other literature. Beautiful in its own unique way.
This was a very interesting book written supposedly by a 5 year old. The postscripts and explanations accompanying the story were quite fascinating The reader is left to make his or her own conclusions. Regardless of how old the writer might have been, the content is delightful.
Skunk Black
have purchased several copies to share.
This is a fascinating book, penned by a girl who made up for an abusive household and lack of education with huge originality,creative abilities, and sensitive to nature. I recommend it for individual readers as well as for book clubs.
This is one of the most truly beautiful books I've known.
this is a reconstructed diary of a little girl and she moves thru life with an open heart and so much grace that it is a joy to read