Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Miracles on Maple Hill (UNABRIDGED)

Our Price $ 26.60  
Retail Value $ 38.00  
You Save $ 11.40  (30%)  
Item Number 249268  
Buy New $26.60
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Miracles on Maple Hill (UNABRIDGED) by Virginia Sorensen, Cynthia Bishop & Full Cast Famly ...

A loving family regroups in the wake of war in this Newbery winner.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 6.25"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Sep 1, 2004
Publisher   Full Cast Audio
ISBN  193332225X  
ISBN13  9781933322254  

Availability  0 units.

More About Virginia Sorensen, Cynthia Bishop & Full Cast Famly

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Virginia Sorensen has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Harcourt Young Classics

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Audio CDs > Children's Fiction > Classics
2Books > Audio CDs > Children's Fiction > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Miracles on Maple Hill (UNABRIDGED)?

Great Resource  Mar 3, 2008
I purchased this book to use in my classroom with my students as we read along. Great use of voices for the characters & a good rate of speed. Also a good transition between chapters.
Syrupy but adequate  Dec 18, 2007
This is a somewhat interesting piece with "back-to-the-farm" as its basis, written and set in the post-WW II period. Think: "Field of Dreams" but instead of baseball, maple trees and maple syrup is the common thread ("If you tap them, they will come"?). Also, the book addresses adult subjects such as psychological damage from WW II in a very matter-of-fact and appropriate way. However, the book doesn't really deliver anything extraordinary. OK for your 10-year-old girl to read, or to read to her. However, it's not on par with "Little House in the Big Woods" or "The Young Master."
its ok  Feb 27, 2007
Its ok i mean it doesn't really make sense i don't get it.Well i haven't finished reading it but mabey it will get better hopefully!
Good, but not really interesting  Jan 25, 2007
I have just finished reading Miracles on Maple Hill. I thought it was really good. But I don't know what is the part that makes it interesting.
This is a book that may not interest you, but you may enjoy it.
Miracles on Maple Hill  Jan 21, 2007
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. Chris teaches Joe and Marly much about the beauty of the country around them. Marly has, from the start, hoped for miracles here, mostly of the sort that will heal her family, and Mr. Chris reinforces that hope by promising her a miracle a week. He shows her the beauty of each season, in the little things. The kids also meet Harry, something of a recluse, who smells like the goats he keeps, and they learn a lot from him as well.

Eventually, the family decides to stay at Maple Hill together, with the book ending a year later, during sugaring season. This time, however, rather than being the somewhat lost newcomers, relying on others to teach them about everything new to them here, they find themselves in a position to repay some of what they've been given by their new friends. Harry is injured and alone, with no place to stay and, worst of all, Mr. Chris is in the hospital with heart problems just as the greatest sugaring year in the history of Pennsylvania begins. His entire crop is at risk just when he and his family are faced with medical bills. Marly, Joe, Lee and Dale have to help him! It's a lot of work - has the family healed enough to work together and get the job done? Can they really do this, for the neighbors who have been so kind to them?

A wonderful story of healing, caring and helping each other and so much beautifully described detail about the plants and animals they encounter! Dale's speech near the end, about men in the POW camp who were either willing to help each other or who were only worried about themselves, neatly tied together his experience in the war with their year on Maple Hill and showed how far he had come. I recommend this book for just about everyone - adults can appreciate it as much as, it not more than, kids.

Write your own review about Miracles on Maple Hill (UNABRIDGED)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Miracles on Maple Hill (UNABRIDGED)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy