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The Little Wooden Chair -or- The Most Unlikely Hero, A Novelette [NOOK Book]

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Maggy's grandfather knows he'll be dead by the time she's born. The only gift he can afford is one he makes with his own hands.

As he finishes the little wooden chair, he has no idea that his gift will not only be her protector and companion, but it will teach her the meaning of Love.

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The Little Wooden Chair -or- The Most Unlikely Hero, A Novelette

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Overview

Maggy's grandfather knows he'll be dead by the time she's born. The only gift he can afford is one he makes with his own hands.

As he finishes the little wooden chair, he has no idea that his gift will not only be her protector and companion, but it will teach her the meaning of Love.

Includes a free bonus story: The Price of Friendship.
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Editorial Reviews

K. Wyatt
5 Stars - Kleenex Alert
This short story was well written, it made you smile at points with the things the little girl came up with and then it made you fear what was going to happen next and in the end you are crying and fearful at the same time. The story is told from the view of the little wooden rocking chair in the little girls room, rocking chair recounts past events as well as what is happening in current time.
Captain Lock
5 Stars - Amazing Book
This book may seem like a book for little kids, but once you start reading it, it gets better and better. Definitely a book I would recommend to a friend. Worth every penny. If you have doubts about buying it the forget them! You will not be disappointed, that I can assure you of.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012308641
  • Publisher: MJ Ware
  • Publication date: 3/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,196,598
  • File size: 28 KB

Meet the Author

M.J.A. Ware, known as MJ to his friends, lives in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains with his wife and two daughters. When not writing, he runs a company where he designs award winning video arcades. He's currently polishing his latest novel, Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb for middle grade readers.
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  • Posted August 2, 2011

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    Short stories, friendship and loyalty

    A neat little book containing one long short story and two shorts, The Little Wooden Chair by M.J.A. Ware is a fascinating, haunting read. The chair of the title belongs to a small girl and the story, intriguingly, is told from the chair's point of view. He watches over her, viewing her life and family from the doorway of her room, and offering what small security he can. With the same detachment as Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief's narrator, the chair brings the reader deeply into a story too often replayed in the poverty of inner cities. An innocent hope pervades the tale-simultaneously dark, sweet and beautiful.

    The story of the chair's friendship with his girl is followed by two shorter tales of childhood friendship, one very real, the other very odd-a fine introduction to an author whose imagination veers from ordinary to extraordinary in the space of a few pages. Moving nicely from mystical to magical detachment, this small collection has much to reveal about friendship and loyalty; recommended for children and adults.



    Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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