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At the Window [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Forte , Nicholas Muraco , Alejandra Avila
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

At the Window is a children's book about peace, love and hope. It is a quiet, sensitive story that invites readers to consider the undeniable nature of love. Henry and his little sister, Emily, are orphans who live under the care of Ms. Agnes at St. Peter's Orphanage. One wintry night, Henry notices a bright, shining light tear through the sky­-but he is the only one who notices. The following week, he sees the light again and Henry now begins to think this is more than a coincidence. The burning light sets a spark inside of Henry's own heart and he begins to search for answers. Patience and an open spirit ultimately lead him to the truth, where the warmth and light fully embraces him.

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  • File Size: 465 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1460221907
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HG15XS0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,954 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Henry and his sister were orphaned at a very young age. They're loved at the orphanage where they live, but no one there can take the place of their parents. One Wednesday night, Henry sees a brilliant shooting star. When he sees the shooting star again the following Wednesday, he wonders if it has some meaning for him. When the shooting star appears the next time, Henry learns the meaning in a very touching and miraculous scene that he will always remember.

"At the Window" is a fine read for youngsters, with a suspenseful storyline and colorful illustrations that will hold their attention.

A review copy of the book was provided by the author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Words, and thoughts, come alive November 2, 2013
Canadian teacher and writer Joseph Forte believes the power of the written word is priceless.  He loves Canadian music and enjoys writing articles, poetry, and children's stories. With the assistance of a former pupil Nicholas Muraco, who provides the illustrations for this very special book, Forte has succeed in creating a timeless story that is destined to become a favorite among children and adults alike.

Henry and Emily are orphans cared for by Ms. Agnes at St. Peter's Orphanage. It is winter and Henry is cold and can think only of hot cocoa and cookies. That evening Henry and Emily are enjoying their desired treat and while gazing through the window Henry sees a bright burning light in the star-studded night sky. Emily is too busy with her cookies to see it. Time passes and the next Wednesday, after rising, washing, dressing and having breakfast in the Orphanage they are off to a regular day. That afternoon Henry feels the cold and again longs for Ms Agnes' cocoa and cookies. After returning to the Orphanage and completing chores Henry asks for and receives his favored treats, wondering if this Wednesday night will be like last Wednesday's heavenly adventure. And sure enough, while enjoying their cocoa and cookies across the sky framed by the window Henry sees another burning light shooting across the sky. Henry is curious about the phenomenon by is reticent to ask Ms. Agnes or his teacher about the meaning of the burning light. He patiently waits a week for another Wednesday and anticipation overcomes him. On that day his English teacher Mr. Hendrix plays a song `Shine on Me' and Henry notes the line `Shine...I see your light again...and I need to feel it one more time.' Henry connects with the song and wonders if that `shining star' could explain what he has seen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming story November 22, 2013
At the Window is a heart warming story.
This will make for a beautiful gift or read for all ages!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Hope November 20, 2013
By Krista
At the Window gives you warmth that you get when you have hope. For Henry it is all about finding that warmth and hope and it takes a while to realize what is creating that for him but he eventually finds out. The story is written as if it was being told by a young child and the illustrations match to suit the story.
I have a feeling it would connect easily with children from the visualizations to written words on each page. Also it would be a good story to tell your a class when there needs to be hope encouraged or if a child has a big change in their life, such as a lost of a love one, to be able to understand and find that hope.
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5.0 out of 5 stars RIVETING slice of life - children November 19, 2013
By Pa
First glance, I believe many people would just breeze through it as another children's book. "Don't judge a book by its cover." This book is very much worth reading. It contains great imagery that appeals to curious children. The young protagonist connects very well with children in that all children just want to feel warm and comfortable. Not only can it connect to young audiences, it can also connect to adults also. This story help adults come to understand just how and what children are thinking. The framework is very intriguing. I cannot spoil the story to future readers, but think of it as traveling in a dark tunnel and finally reaching the light.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book! November 17, 2013
"At the Window" by Joseph Forte is a must read for all lovers of children literature. This is a heartwarming story of two orphan children, Henry and his sister Emily. Each page is a wonderful journey that teaches us about unconditional love and faith. Not only is the story exceptionally well written but the power of Joseph Forte's words come to life with some of the most beautiful artwork in any children's book. Hopefully we won't have to wait long for another book from this amazing author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One for the collection... November 10, 2013
As a longtime collector of children’s books I’m very selective about what I include in my collection. It can’t just be any book. I love great art work. Rhythmic writing styles. And fresh, unexpected storytelling that allows me to escape while being entertained. But what I love and look for most of all in a good storybook, are those classic, simple, relatable stories that pull at the heartstrings. Evoke emotion. Make memories. And make memories last. ...At the Window by Joseph Forte is one of those books. It expertly takes an emotional story of a child’s loss and shapes it into a journey of hope and heart, that all kids (and adults) can appreciate.

My love for children’s literature began with my Mom. She read to me so many nights. At first books from the library, then the beautiful ones she bought me over holidays and birthdays - starting a library of my own that I still proudly display in my little apartment today. She had exceptional taste and I know without a doubt At the Window would have been among her favourites.

...In fact, I’ll read it to her at my own window tonight because I know it’ll make her smile... and maybe cry a little... the way it has for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heart warming story!
My eight-year old daughter, and I really enjoyed this book!

It brought up a conversation that has never come up in our house before… “Mom, Where is their mommy &... Read more
Published 4 months ago by tanya
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book!
I enjoyed the blend with illustrations for each page. Together, they matched and moved the content of each page forward, giving a reader a good idea of what was going on. Read more
Published 5 months ago by travis
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
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Published 6 months ago by jrm577
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Teaches an Important Lesson! by Georganne Bickle
My granddaughter (7yrs) and I read this book together. She loved the story. This book is written in a creative and entertaining fashion, teaching children the importance of holding... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read! I highly recommend this!!
"At The Window" by Joseph Forte is a must read for children and for adults. Joseph has touched the heart of readers with this simple yet powerful message of love, hope and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by AnnaMaria Ventresca
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book!
At The Window by Joseph Forte is a beautiful story of a young orphan who sees a shooting star and focuses all of his energy on recreating that moment so he can figure out the true... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jeff
4.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming and Enchanting.
This book is filled with love and it shows on each page. Perfect for children who find themselves in foster care or orphanages.
Published 7 months ago by Missy Frye
5.0 out of 5 stars At The Window
At the Window is a heartwarming tale about a little boy who discovers the magic of love by simply opening his heart. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Stacie Theis
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly endearing story!
"At The Window" is one of the most heartwarming stories I have ever read. The illustrations were nicely done, and the storyline is unique and memorable. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Voracious_Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming and beautiful!
The day before reading this book my grandson asked,"What's an orphan?" It was amazing to share the book with him and to have the opportunity to explain the sensitivity and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Margaret Bucklew
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More About the Author

Joseph Forte is a writer and elementary school teacher who believes the power of the written word is priceless.  He was born and raised in Welland, Ontario, Canada and grew up playing competitive hockey. He is an avid fan of Canadian music and enjoys writing articles, poetry, and children's stories. When he sits down with a pen and paper in hand, his sole mission is to create a piece of work, "Where Words Come Alive."

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