Synopses & Reviews
Marly's father came back from the war a different man. Something inside him seems as cold and dead as the winter world outside. But when the family moves to Grandma's old house on Maple Hill, miracles begin to happen. The sap in the trees begins to rise, the leaves begin to turn, and Marly's father starts to bloom again, like the world around them.
This wise and moving story is a must-have for every reader's library.
"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
Virginia Sorensen's Newbery Medal-winning classic, in an irresistible new package.
Marly and her family share many adventures when they move from the city to a farmhouse on Maple Hill.
About the Author
(1912-1991) was born in Utah. Her great-grandfathers came to Utah in covered wagons on Brigham Young's great trek of 1846, and it was their stories that influenced her early novels of the American West. Ms. Sorensen traveled extensively, and all of her books are set in places where she lived.