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Oma Finds a Miracle
by Patrick Mader   

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Books by Patrick Mader
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· Opa & Oma Together
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Publisher:  Beaver's Pond Press ISBN-10:  159298181X Type: 


Copyright:  April 2007 ISBN-13:  9781592981816

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Heartwarming Stories of the Heartland

Miracles abound. Come join Oma as she relives a farm story about the doubted survival of a calf born in a snowstorm. Alone on the farm, Oma races the clock in a desperate attempt to save the calf. Her resourcefulness and determination not only help locate the calf, but enable her to transport it back to the warm barn in an unusual and unexpected fashion. An inspirational and miraculous tale of strength, spirit, and life.

Endorsed by nationally acclaimed authors Doug Wood (author of Old Turtle) and Dr. David Walsh, founder and president of National Institute on Media and the Family, children are drawn into this story along with Oma's grandchildren as concern for a newborn calf's survival mounts. Based on actual events from the author's upbringing on a Midwestern farm, the book focuses on the value of determination and the spirit of both human and animal mothers.

Readers who recognize the rewards and hardships of farm life, positive messages, and miracles in life will especially appreciate Oma Finds a Miracle.  
"It stopped snowing that night, but the children worried about the newborn calf outside, alone, in the snow and cold. Oma and Opa worried too. They said it would be a miracle for a calf to live through such a night."

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Oma Finds a Miracle
Oma Finds a Miracle is an equally heartwarming tale (to Opa & Oma Together) that exposes young readers to the agricultural lifestyle, the importance of women on the farm, and the beauty of nature. Themes of strength, spirit and motherhood are elegantly laced throughout, creating a strong narrative adults will enjoy.

The story is accentuated by the rich illustrations of Northfield native Andrew Holmquist, who now studies at the Art Institute of Chicago...The result is brilliant imagery reflective of the story's emotion and its characters' ties to the Earth.

Northfield News, Dan Iverson, reviewer

Oma Finds a Miracle
This story introduces the ideas of hope, faith, and perseverence in a way that young readers can understand. It is easy for them to connect to the characters and events that take place, even if they've never been on a farm.

Our child was mesmerized by the cover. S/He was very anxious for us to read the book, and even after we were finished, sat with it on their lap staring at the picture. For whatever reason, our kindergartener connected with Presto (the cow).

This is a nice book. Even though it is part of a series, you can read this one without having read the other books. The story is strong and can stand on its own.

Buy. This is a nice story. It has a positive message that young children can relate to, and it si perfect for your own snowed-in afternoon with fresh cookies. This is nice for listening and learning to read alike.

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