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Miracles on Maple Hill (Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)) Paperback – March 15, 1990


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 6
  • Series: Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (March 15, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152545611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152545611
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,903,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-5–Virginia Sorensen's 1957 Newbery Award winner (Harcourt, 1956) is skillfully dramatized by a cast of experienced narrators. This is a loving family saga about Marley, brother Joe, their parents, and their friends. When Marley's father returns home from World War II a broken man physically and spiritually, her mother decides that the family needs to leave the city for an extended visit to Grandma's house in the country. Listeners are drawn into the tale of a year in the life of this family as the father slowly regains his strength and confidence. The year is filled with small miracles from the first spring blossoms to the healing of their beloved neighbor, Mr. Chris. Narrated by Cynthia Bishop and dramatized by the Full Cast Family, each character is brought to life and given a unique personality and voice. Their expert narration brings this inspiring American classic to life. So many children today have parents who are part of the war effort overseas that this somewhat old-fashioned, half-century old story is still relevant for youngsters today.–Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN
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"Warm and real . . . packed with incident, country magic, family lore, and people to remember."--The New York Times Book Review

"Vivid descriptions . . . and excellent characterization mark each page of the book."--Chicago Tribune
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Customer Reviews

Just what I look for in a child's book.
Shepherdess
I recommend this book for just about everyone - adults can appreciate it as much as, it not more than, kids.
Anna M. Ligtenberg
Maple Hill sounds like a marvelous place with miracles around each corner!
Amy L. Chipp

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Anna M. Ligtenberg VINE VOICE on January 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN 0590431455 - This Newbery Award Winner managed to pull off one of the most difficult things in kids' books - possibly in any genre. It is almost completely timeless. Ignoring the copyright date, there is almost nothing in it that sets it in a particular timeframe. Because the setting is nature and a back-to-the-land ideal, the story could be set after almost any war - and because we're in a war right now, it could easily be set in the present. Sorensen mentions "the war" without ever mentioning Hitler, Germany or WWII. The only "give away" is when Joe refers to 4 dollars as a lot of money - but even that, since Joe's a kid, doesn't do any harm to the timelessness of Miracles.

Marly's father is back from the war. A former POW, Dale is suffering from mood swings and depression and seems to be tired all the time. Lee, Marly's mother, worries a lot. She also talks a lot about Maple Hill, where she spent her summers as a child. They still own a house there and, as the story begins, the family is on the way there. Lee has been in touch with the neighbors, the Chris family, who have opened the house and done what they could to make it welcoming. The plan is for Dale to remain behind while Lee shuttles the kids, Marly and her brother Joe, back and forth, visiting Maple Hill on weekends. They will spend the whole summer there, as well. Hopefully this will help Dale, who isn't very social, to recover from the horrors of the war.

The house is run down and overrun with mice when they arrive and the family sets about restoring order. Mr. Chris and his wife, Chrissie, are good neighbors and good friends - as much to the kids as to the parents. They've arrived during sugaring season and right away get to see how maple sap becomes syrup, with Mr. Chris teaching them. Mr.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
Miracles on Maple Hill is great for kids because it's about kids. Marly is a girl who is experiencing the Miracles on Maple Hill. Every season there's a different miracle, weather it's gathering sap from the maple trees,or watching the flowers bloom. Meeting many different friends, Marly and her brother Joe go on many adventures on Maple Hill. I think that it is a great book for kids to read because it is somthing to look forward to.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Brigitte.Timme@gmx.de on August 10, 1999
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Found this book on a flew - market in New york and lapped it up on my flight back to Germany. I simply couldn't stop. Each child, boy or girl,( and I, 53 years old and still remembering my own wonderful childhood very good) who still have got a feeling for nature and living outdoors, will find her own feelings and similar adventures in the story of Marly and her brother. A very good gift for my niece learning English since three years.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 1, 1999
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Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson is a great book. If you have ever believed that miracles could happen,this is the book for you. Marly is a ten year old girl that lives in the city with her mother, father, and older brother. In the spring of one year her family decides to go to her great gandmother's home on Maple Hill. While Marly is at Maple Hill, she meets some remarkable people. Some of them are Mr. Chris, Crissie Chris, and Harry the Hermit. They are all wonderful people and Marly grows to be close friends with each of them. Marly likes Mr. Chris the best, though. Mr. Chris tells Marly that if she looked hard enough, miracles would occur each weekend that she was there. The first miracle was making sugar. Other miracles happen along the way. I really enjoyed this book and you will too!!! This is a MUST read book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8, 2000
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I can't say anymore than that!The experiences of a family helping old friends with their maple syrup crop are told from the little girls point of view. The descriptions of the countryside, it's flowers, trees, animals are so vivid and beautiful! Get your flora and fauna guides out for this one! It's a charming story with happy ending. Is there a sequal?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Slackermom on December 11, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
As a homeschooling mother, I'd seen this book pop up on recommended read alouds from a few curriculum publishers. It didn't look terribly interesting, certainly not interesting to order a new copy. Instead I stumbled upon it while perusing books in my parents' library. Since I had it in my possession, I figured we'd give it a try.

By the second chapter I was already confidently telling my mother I just knew it was one of those books you just love. And it is exactly that. Nothing about this book was boring or old-fashioned, and it certainly is filled with potential rabbit trails to follow for any homeschooler! It's a book about finding miracles in the every day, a book about nature and living simply, it's a book about families and love. It's a book about healing and hard work. There are other reviews on here that will give you a synopsis of the story. Just know that for this mother and her six year old daughter, it became an instant favorite, a classic to be read and loved again and again.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Imagine living in the countryside where miracles happen! Would you like that, even if you had to leave the city where all your old friends and school are? In the novel, Miracles on Maple Hill, the author, Virginia Sorsen, takes the reader on an adventure to see where miracles happen on Maple Hill. She also introduces you to Marly, Joe and the rest of their friends and family. In addition to the well written plot, the main character and author make the, Miracle on Maple Hill, a four star book because the characters are very believable. Marly and Joe don't really like it at first because he has no friends yet. As for Marly, she meets a girl named Margie who becomes her best friend. At the end, they both see that miracles happen when one of their friends named Mr.Chris, was getting better from being sick, and you as a reader will also feel the emotion. Finishing up the book you'll see how the miracles happen and understand Joe and Marly's feelings. If you have time, make sure you read, Miracle on Maple Hill. It is fun to relax and enjoy the book. When you have free time buy and read Miracle on Maple Hill, you'll see that this is a miracle!
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