The war is over and Marly's father is home-but he's not the same. 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 start to turn, and maybe, just maybe, Marly's father will begin to bloom again, like the world around them. Winner of the Newbery Medal, this wise and moving classic is a story of children and parents and the miracles of nature.