Oaf in Bear River
The second Oaf adventure begins with Emory and Faye returning to Baba's house days before school starts. Sorely missing their magical time with the Oaf, Baba takes them on a camping trip along the Bear River in hopes of lifting their spirits. The Oaf appears and another thrilling adventure of discovery ensues for them all....
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"Linsteadt brings you into a magical world of nature and imagination, helping us to appreciate and reconnect with animals and family. A refreshing and delightful read!"
—Mary S. Gonzales, Teacher-Librarian, Dolores Gonzales Elementary
"This book brings a positive message on the importance and interconnectedness of the natural world to children."
—Leila Barber, Curriculum Specialist, Yuba River Charter School
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A highlight of every summer for Emory and his little sister Faye was their special annual visit to their grandmother. At Baba's house, the kids played by the streams, ate blackberries, watched deer, and ran through the woods to their heart's desire. This summer, Emory was particularly intrigued by the rumor of a magical Oaf living near Baba after discovering his dad's Ophir newspaper clippings....
"The elusive Oaf sparks the imagination, leaving the reader wishing for more! Captivating from beginning to end, Linsteadt weaves an enchanting lyrical tale of a family's search for innocence and wisdom through their connection to nature."
—Paula Peach, Teacher/Artist/Musician
—Eric Peach, Author/Teacher
"The Oaf in Ophir rekindles the spirit of the forest for young and old to explore, trust, play and come back to time and time again. This children's story will prompt any age to grab a friend and go explore their surrounding ecosystem, one creek at a time."
—Aimee Retzler, Sierra Harvest Co-Director