Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Miracles on Maple Hill (Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)) Paperback – March 15, 1990
|New from||Used from|
See the Best Kids' Books of 2017
Looking for great new reads for kids of all ages? Browse our editors' picks for the best kids' books of the year including gorgeous picture books, fun new series starters, and captivating young adult novels.
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Vivid descriptions . . . and excellent characterization mark each page of the book."--Chicago Tribune
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
One of the things that I found interesting about reading the older newberry books is that you can see how the author dealt with serious issues within the timeline of that moment in history. For example, in this book it never completly comes out and says that the father in this book was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome from WWII, but the signs are left everywhere for the reader to pick up on. I wish that that the author had developed more of the stories relationships with the adults in the book, but I have to remind myself that this book is written with children not adults in mind.
I gave the book a fourth star because I loved the air of nostalgia that the book left me with. The way she describes the winters on Maple Hill and especially the springs with the syrup left me wanting to linger at the syrup camps of that time and smell the sweet aroma of the sap cooking over a fire. This is a great book from a different time, that lets a little insight into the struggles of the post-WWII family and how they dealt with them.