- Age Range: 9 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 4 - 7
- Paperback: 254 pages
- Publisher: Purple House Press (March 2, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1930900813
- ISBN-13: 978-1930900813
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Chestry Oak Paperback – March 2, 2015
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A masterpiece of childhood literature. --Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Kate Seredy's fine illustrations help to link Hungary and America in this story of young Prince Michael whose changing fortunes brought him at last to the warmth of an American home. --Horn Book
Occasionally something precious is lost for a while only to be rediscovered and become appreciated all over again. Perhaps never is this more true than with the story Chestry Oak. Originally published in 1948, it is a beautifully told story of a boy who begins with a happy childhood, overcomes peril, and finishes strong. Chestry Oak is a book with all-too-rare and wonderful values that has been cherished by readers for generations. Long out of print, today's readers can once again enjoy the delightful story of Chestry Oak, thanks to Purple House Press. --Jane Claire Lambert, author of Five In A Row
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Michael carries an acorn all the way from his castle home in Chestry Valley to the warm soil of the Hudson Valley farm in the USA where he makes a new home after WWII. It is difficult to decide which are the most unforgettable; the scenes in Hungary, Michael's proud, valiant father and his beloved Nana, or the friendly young GI and his family who take Michael to their hearts and make him their own.
Perhaps the most compelling character of all is Midnight, the dancing black stallion, full of fire and beauty, and trained to perform before princes. Kate Seredy's drawings make this a book to treasure.
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Well, the book arrived, and just holding it in my hands, flipping through the pages made me happy. And the story is one that has spanned these many years without losing any of its charm. I am truly happy to have it again, and will save it until my little grandsons are old enough to have it read to them. I look forward to that experience, too.