Heart of the Oak

Heart of the Oak

by J.L. Novinsky


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ISBN-13: 9781635758177
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 11/15/2017
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 354,048
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)

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Heart of the Oak 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
StoreyBookReviews 11 days ago
This may be a book geared toward children, but anyone who reads this book will capture the message within the pages - that love is there for everyone and that everyone (and everything) has a purpose in this life. This book shares the life cycle with the reader. From birth and all through life, the ups and the downs that we all experience at different times. If I look at the focus of the book, a mighty oak, it reminded of the many trees I have seen over the course of my life and the good times climbing up high, picking the fruit, taking shelter from the sun or rain, or just sitting underneath them while enjoying a book. Some of those trees are no more and some continue to thrive and grow and provide enjoyment to others. I am not afraid to say that this book had me teary-eyed near the end of the story as the tree is feeling despair but all of a sudden new life comes to his little corner of the planet and the tree received quite the surprise when people come to see the tree. I don't want to spoil any surprises so go pick up this book and read it quickly!
All_the_Ups_and_Downs 20 days ago
When I heard about Heart of the Oak by J.L. Novinsky, it was a book that I wanted to read. I also wanted to read it to my 3 year old because it seemed like a really sweet book. My son and I loved Heart of the Oak! The plot for Heart of the Oak is straightforward and easy for adults and children alike. It's about a tree and his feelings and memories. He remembers when a fat little squirrel, a little boy playing on him as well as other memories. I'd suggest parental guidance for children under 6 though as there's a part in the book where the tree catches fire and is in pain. This could be a little scary for younger children. My 3 year old was a little fearful, but I was able to explain it in terms he'd understand so he wouldn't be scared. However, this book does have a happily ever after ending which is heartwarming, and the oak tree is a very lovable character. I loved the prose and how well Heart of the Oak flowed. J.L. Novinsky is a talented story teller, and this book definitely proves that. I loved how descriptive everything was in the story. The words she chose seemed to glide off the page and stick sweetly in my mind. The writing definitely drew me in and held my attention until the very end. For example, on the very first page of Heart of the Oak, Novinsky writes "The day is icy and gray. A fine mist shrouds the world around the massive oak tree. Winter's bitter gales rustle the last of the brittle leaves that cling to his spindly branches." Another thing which makes Heart of the Oak so good are the illustrations. The illustrations are absolutely breathtaking and drawn very well. They are very colorful and vibrant. My son loved the illustrations especially the ones with the dogs and the squirrels. I loved every page. All in all, Heart of the Oak is a fantastic read. It's a very short story that is beautifully written with fantastic illustrations. Children and adults will definitely fall in love with this heartwarming story about an old oak tree. I would definitely recommend Heart of the Oak by J.L. Novinsky to everyone. It is a lovely story that everyone needs to read at least once in their lives. -- (A special thank you to the author for providing me with a paperback of Heart of the Oak in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.)