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With her newly adopted, goofy pooch at her side, Opal explores her bittersweet world and learns to listen to other people's lives. This warm and winning book hosts an unforgettable cast of characters, including a librarian who fought off a bear with a copy of War and Peace, an ex-con pet-store clerk who plays sweet music to his animal charges, and the neighborhood "witch," a nearly blind woman who sees with her heart. Part Frankie (The Member of the Wedding), part Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird), Opal brings her own unique and wonderful voice to a story of friendship, loneliness, and acceptance. Opal's down-home charm and dead-on honesty will earn her friends and fans far beyond the confines of Naomi, Florida. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Love this author for children's stories! She is able to capture their attention, their heart and take them on a journey where they can learn about love and loss.Published 13 days ago by Cindy Beverly
Great story about loss and how things in life don't always turn out the way we may want to. However, I would warn parents that they should expect some serious questions from their... Read morePublished 1 month ago by book worm
I read this book in less than 30 mins because it was very interesting and I didn't want to put it down!!!Published 15 months ago by Sarah Hafiz
The story was very touching, about a bond between girl and a dog.There are many strange characters such as Gloria Dump,Otis and Miss.Franny. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2011 by KayKat
My friend bought this book form the last book order, and I borrowed it awhile ago. It teaches that no matter how old you are, you can still be friends, no matter what you are. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2006 by Stitch
I am an elementary teacher and I ordered this book, just to have an idea of what my students may be reading. I could not put it down. Read morePublished on June 26 2004 by Shannon
I read this book twice, now but it still never goes old. I read it again for summer reading and I actually read the whole book in a day, and forgot how much I loved this story! Read morePublished on June 21 2004
This book is the perfect book for a slow summer afternoon. Meet Opal, a ten year old whose mom ran away when she was 4. She lives with her dad, who is a reverand at a church. Read morePublished on June 19 2004