Marly's father came back from the war a different man. Something inside him seems as cold and dead as the winter world outside. But when the family moves to Grandma's old house on Maple Hill, miracles begin to happen. The sap in the trees begins to rise, the leaves begin to turn, and Marly's father starts to bloom again, like the world around them. These are the classic ingredients that fill Virginia Sorensen's 1956 Newbery Award winning novel with a tender power and lift it to classic status. This wise and moving story is a must-have for every reader's library.