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Posted April 22, 2007
a fun little book kids can enjoy reading
Sorensen Virginia, Miracles an Maple Hill, , Harcourt Bruce Jovanovich, publishers, San Diego , New York, London, 1956 level 5.9 Her roots are the very essence of almost all, and certainly of the best, of her writing--roots that stirred her creative imagination Her people are the Mormons or, more formally, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--and the center .of their world is Utah. Born February 17, 1912, in Provo, Utah, Sorensen was the third of the six children of Claud E. and Helen El Deva Blackett Eggertsen. There Sorensen attended high school and graduated as valedictorian. Later she entered Brigham Young University, the Mormon university, in Provo. In 1933 she married Frederick Sorensen, a professor of English. She published her first novel, A Little Lower Than the Angels, in 1942. This was also the first of her Mormon and historical novels. Sorensen has published eight novels, most of them about the American West. She has said that she prefers 'history' to 'mere story-telling. This book is about miracles that take place on maple hill. A character named Mr. Chris takes Marly on an adventure looking for many different miracles fount in the environment around them. The seasons bring different miracles. However the gift her family receives by living in this small country home is the greatest miracle of all. Her family is changes for the better and in ways they thought were impossible. I enjoyed this book. It was to read and see their life change. Children will love reading this book. You can step in to the life of the characters and feel as thought you are there watching it all happen. This book was awarded the Newberry medal for most distinguishes contribution to American literature for children. Hey kids what miracles happen on maple Hill read and find out. ¿ I want her to say it -just once¿ ¿ but we¿re going to fix t up¿.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 25, 2006
A good book for your library
Miracles on Maple Hill has no blood, guts, no violence or sex. It does not have high drama or unbelievable events. This story is about warmth, growth, family unity. It is written with clarity and cleverness, describing what we ultimately long for. And it is very, VERY real. I enjoyed reading this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 12, 2003
I had a book report to do, and one of my favorite books was Miracles on maple hill. It is a great book. And Guess what, I'm only in third grade! " Miracles on Maple Hill " is a great book! I enjoyed reading it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.