Picture Book for Young Audiences Captures the True Meaning of Hope

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Melanie Henderson teaches young readers the value of hoping despite the obscurity and harm that has befallen one’s self.

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Mark Twain implored the high heavens when there was once a hope tree that has lost its faculty of putting out blossoms. In Melanie Henderson’s The Wise Old Oak Tree, another tree has lost hope until one crisp autumn afternoon amidst the silence of the mountainside, someone came along.

The story opens with a wise old oak tree talking to a sprout and telling him about the wonderful things that lie below the valley. One summer day, both the old oak tree and the sprout heard some loud rumbling noises from afar. It was the last time the sprout saw the old oak tree standing tall and proud. Years later, it was the sprout’s turn to become the old oak tree himself. Traumatized by what happened to the previous old oak tree that used to stand alongside him, he decides to stop building castles in the air and becomes untrusting. Yet another noise amidst the silence of the valleys is about to change the sprout’s—now an old oak tree—life.

Capturing the true essence of man’s relationship with nature, The Wise Old Oak Tree teaches young readers the value of hoping despite the obscurity and harm that has befallen one’s self.

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About the Author
Melanie Henderson was born in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. She was educated at Western Kentucky University. She studied music, science and Exceptional Child Education. She is a retired Special Education teacher residing in Kentucky. She has two daughters and a grandson all residing in Florida.

The Wise Old Oak Tree * by Melanie Henderson
A Children's Story
Publication Date: October 25, 2011
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4653-6775-4

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