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Miracles on Maple Hill
by Virginia Sorensen | Children's Books
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 8/8/2009
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by hyphen8): travelling


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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, August 08, 2009

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1957 Newbery Medal winner

Another one I know nothing about...but I see that it has illustrations, which I always enjoy.

Here's another copy on my shelf. 


Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, August 10, 2009

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I'm a sucker for this type of story, so I really enjoyed this: both the nature bits and the family story.

It's not specifically said, but given that this book won the Newbery in 1957, I'm guessing that Marly's father was supposed to have been a Korean War POW. Although the story doesn't focus on what Dale is going through, his difficulty readjusting to a "normal" life is a large part of the reason for the family's time at Maple Hill.

The country lifestyle that Marly's family experiences in this story is probably less common than it was when this book first came out..but unfortunately I'm sure there are still a lot of people dealing with family members who have trouble adjusting after their wartime experiences.

As a result, I would think that this book is still relevant for kids today even though it was first published more than 50 years ago. And Maple Hill sounds like a fun place anyway. :)

Reserved for spacedog's Newbery bookrings - round 6.

Ring order:

spacedog (MA_
knitwit (PA) (skipped)
tostle (UT)
elissamay (NY)
knitwit (PA; second try)

COMPLETE!
 


Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/22/2009 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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This book is going to Massachusetts as part of a Newbery book ring! It's the wrong season for sugaring, but I hope you enjoy the story anyway. :) 


Journal Entry 4 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, September 27, 2009

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got a couple of days ago. thanks. 


Journal Entry 5 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, January 18, 2010

5 out of 10

yikes! it's already been 4 months!

i've been trying to finish this book for a while, but i just found it to be so slow. very little happens, and although the protagonist's portrayal as a whiny kid was intentional, for the majority of the book i felt as annoyed with her as her brother does. the episodic format and the touchy-feely parts didn't help either. the book does bring up some serious and semi-serious issues, though, and although the resolutions to them are somewhat evasive and have a pollyanna optimism that "everything will turn out fine", for the time period and for the intended audience i can commend more than complain. all in all this reminds me a bit of strawberry girl but ranks lower for me. 


Journal Entry 6 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Saturday, March 06, 2010

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I received this book! Thanks for sending it and thanks for sharing this Newberry Bookring! 


Journal Entry 7 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Oh, I enjoyed reading this old, old story. What a tale of sadness...and resilency. Thanks for sharing.
I will get this off to the next reader! 


Journal Entry 8 by tostle at Brooklyn, New York USA on Saturday, May 15, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (5/15/2010 UTC) at Brooklyn, New York USA

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This book is off to elissamay...finally! Happy travels! 


Journal Entry 9 by elissamay from Brooklyn, New York USA on Monday, May 24, 2010

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Received as part of spacedog's Newbery bookring. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 10 by elissamay at Brooklyn, New York USA on Friday, October 15, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (10/14/2010 UTC) at Brooklyn, New York USA

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A sweet gentle Newbery winner that I'm glad to have read (but probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise). It's doubling back one step in the book ring then on its way home... 


Journal Entry 11 by knitwit at Yardley, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, October 22, 2010

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Arrived safely on Wednesday. I shall get to it as quickly as I can. 


Journal Entry 12 by knitwit at Yardley, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, March 31, 2011

7 out of 10

Sweet seems to be the single word that describes this book the best. But the "back to the farm" aspect is powerful. I keep thinking I should just chuck life in the suburbs and go raise sheep somewhere. I know the healing powers of farms are romanticized and overrated but they certainly are appealing.

Heading home today after an extended stay at my house. 


Journal Entry 13 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, April 16, 2011

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This came home to me just in time to be put aside for the big give-away we're planning at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival next month. 


Journal Entry 14 by winghyphen8wing at Hawaii Book & Music Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/14/2011 UTC) at Hawaii Book & Music Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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This book was set free to find a new reader; I'm so glad you've found it!

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