Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen

  • ISBN-10: 0152047190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152047191

Over the past year I  have seen this book pop up over the blog  world and kept meaning to check it out from the library to read. Well,  a few weeks ago I did and  what a treat it was to read!  

Someone once told me that a really good children's book is one that engages not only children but adults as well. Miracles on Maple Hill  by Virginia Sorensen fits right into that category.

The story is about Marly, a young girl and her family, her Mother (Lee), her Father (Dale)  and her older brother Joe. Marly's father has just returned from war and is having a difficult time re-adjusting to city life and family. He's not the same man he was when he went off to war. 

Marly and her family are very worried for him and in an effort to help him, they all decide to spend the summer at Marly's great grandmother's home on Maple Hill.  Once there,  the family finds healing, miracles an so much more!

This book  a delight to read! Ms. Sorensen wrote a lovely story of family, friendship and miracles.  What touched me most is the emphasis  of  getting back to nature and a simpler way of living. The theme of greeting the day with an open heart and mind and finding miracles in the simplicity of productive days, friendships and nature.

This would be a wonderful read aloud book for younger children and a read alone book for older ones. I'd recommend it for ages 7-10 and to kids of all ages!


Carrie B. said…
What a sweet sounding book - and it'd be right in my sweet little Girls age range.

Thanks for sharing and hope you're having a wonderful weekend! xo