Miracles abound in life. Come join Oma for a cozy story, as she tells her grandchildren about rescuing a calf born and lost in a snowstorm. Oma is alone on the farm and worried about the calf, which may not live if not found in time. With resourcefulness and perseverance, can she achieve a farmland miracle?
Children will be drawn into this story, along with Oma’s grandchildren as concern for the 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.
Illustrator Andrew Holmquist collaborates with author Patrick “Packy” Mader to capture the wintry farmscape and a bustling household facing an anxious time with hope. The detailed illustrations clearly reflect the changing mood and sense of purpose depicted in the story.
Readers who recognize the rewards and hardships of farm life, positive messages, and miracles in life will especially appreciate Oma Finds a Miracle.
Praise for Oma Finds a Miracle
“Oma Finds a Miracle is a heartwarming tale that children will love. This beautifully illustrated story will be a favorite that they will ask their parents and grandparents to read again and again.” —Dr. David Walsh, President of National Institute on Media and the Family, Author of No. Why Kids Need It and Ways Parents Can Say It.
“A beautifully rendered story of farm life in old-time Minnesota.”—Douglas Wood, Author and songwriter