Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (1956)

miracle.jpgMarly’s family is in crisis.  Father has recently returned from serving in World War II, and not only did he see action, he was held as a prisoner of war.  Dad has returned to the family a different man.

Marly’s mother, while relieved to have her husband safely home again, realizes that he needs serious help.  After months of tense days and angry outbursts, Mom  moves the family from Pittsburgh, PA to her grandmother’s nearly-abandoned farm in the country.  She hopes the slower pace and peace of the countryside will help heal her husband’s soul.

Their new surroundings, friends and daily life are a huge adjustment for everyone, but little by little things begin to change for the better,

Miracles on Maple Hill is based on actual people and events, and won the 1957 Newbery Award Medal.  You can visit the Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum located in Edinboro, PA and tour the exhibit dedicated to this book and feel the goodness of this special place.

Middle Grade Reading Level, 256 pages, World War 2, Newbery Medal Winner, Published in 1956


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