A masterpiece of childhood literature. -- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ."" Occasionally something precious is lost for a while only to be rediscovered and become appreciated all over again. Perhaps never is this more true than with the Chestry Oak. Originally published in 1948, it is a beautifully told story of a boy who begins with a happy childhood, overcomes peril, and finishes strong. -- Jane Claire Lambert "author of Five in a Row"