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The Chipper of Oakton Villa [NOOK Book]

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Chip, an upbeat, 12½ year old runaway, befriends an interesting assortment of unhappy residents in a rural retirement home. Three crises confront them: should they contact the authorities about the homeless, unsupervised child; how can they handle the imminent foreclosure on the home; and Chip going missing in the midst of a terrible blizzard. Some will read it as an upbeat winter holiday story. Others will see it as a study of relationships in which everybody grows and benefits. Either way it presents a ...
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The Chipper of Oakton Villa

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Overview

Chip, an upbeat, 12½ year old runaway, befriends an interesting assortment of unhappy residents in a rural retirement home. Three crises confront them: should they contact the authorities about the homeless, unsupervised child; how can they handle the imminent foreclosure on the home; and Chip going missing in the midst of a terrible blizzard. Some will read it as an upbeat winter holiday story. Others will see it as a study of relationships in which everybody grows and benefits. Either way it presents a heartwarming story of life's contrasts: youth with age, happiness with despair, tragedy with triumph.
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email - Bob Carter
A heartwarming tale about a twelve year old boy who runs away from home and begins living in a retirement home filled with interesting old people. Chip gradually changes their lives for the better. He arrives during a terrible thunder storm and at one point gets lost in a frightening blizzard. Chip and the other six older characters are all loveable in their own ways. It is a story for all ages to read and enjoy. Try reading it with a grandchild or grandparent. Lots of fun. A good time.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148578420
  • Publisher: Famiily of Man Press
  • Publication date: 8/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 189 KB

Meet the Author

Writing under several pen names,* by genre, the author has written nearly 80 books and novels and many hundreds of shorter stories. With an academic background and decades of hands-on experience in education and clinical psychology, he brings a sensitivity and understanding about the human condition, which supports believable characters and helps develop important story lines with which readers can immediately identify. He chooses to write about teen life and struggles, fostering mutually productive relationships between youngsters and older adults, mysteries, action/adventure, and mainstream adult fiction. He lives his life and writes from a base of positive social values (not to be confused with a religious point of view). He speaks widely on topics related to his books and stories, the process of writing and living mutually facilitating lives.
*Garrison Flint, David Drake, Marc Miller . . .
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