Martin & Sylvia Single Stories
ages 4 to 8
Martin and Sylvia live in tall house with lots of windows. In their backyard is all a five and a seven year old could ever want: a brook, a tree swing, a playhouse and a garden full of magical friends. Join this enterprising brother and sister for a year of delight and wonder. Whether it's the heat of summer, or the deep snows of winter, every day is an adventure!
Martin & Sylvia Stories:
Martin & Sylvia's Halloween Audio Book $6.00
Enjoy these three stories from our Martin & Sylvia series! The stories follow the events that unfold over the few days before Halloween as the creative brother and sister prepare for their annual Fairy Ball!
NOTE: Two of the three stories in this Audio Book were adapted from stories in the "Martin & Sylvia" Subscription for the Fall of 2011. If you were a subscriber last fall, then you will have heard the previous versions of these stories. The middle story of this Audio Book, however, is brand new.
Part One: The Thinning of the Veils
While Martin and Sylvia wait for the invitations to arrive for their annual Halloween Fairy Fall, Sylvia spies something curious sticking out of the toy shelf in their bedroom. She examines it, and finds that it is an orange piece of paper with a drawing — and on the drawing is a red “X.” Martin declares that it must be a treasure map! And thus brother and sister are launched on a cross-town treasure hunt. Where will it lead them?
Part Two: Jack-O-Lanterns
To gain entrance to the annual Halloween Fairy Ball, the children must bring certain gifts. From the invitation, they learn that one of these fairy gifts is a Jack-O-Lantern. They run to harvest their pumpkins, only to discover the ones they grew themselves are both very small. Momma then tells them that the first Jack-O-Lanterns were actually carved out of turnips! This amazes both Martin and Sylvia, and they decide to try it. It works! And not only that, they glow a beautiful golden white like the moon.
Part Three: The Fairy Ball
It is the day before the Fairy Ball, and Martin is worried. While his sister Sylvia has already found all of her fairy gifts, Martin laments that he’ll never find the feather, crystal and candle that he needs to gain entrance to the Ball. Everything changes, however, when Momma teaches Martin a magical finding trick. And the Halloween magic doesn’t end there!
Martin & Sylvia's Christmas-time Audio Book $6.00
Enjoy these three stories from our Martin & Sylvia series! The stories follow the events that unfold over the weeks before Christmas as the creative brother and sister enjoy several holiday tradions!
NOTE: The three stories in this Audio Book were adapted from stories in the "Martin & Sylvia" Subscription for the Fall of 2011. If you were a subscriber last fall, then you will have heard the previous versions of these stories.
Part One: The Christmas Garden
Every year Martin and Sylvia’s family builds a Chistmas-time Spiral Garden to celebrate the holiday season. This year, however, Martin and Sylvia want to do it themselves, without any help. Daddy is hesitant — building the spiral shaped stone path can be complicated and exhausting. But brother and sister are undaunted. Martin, in charge of the stones, finds out what it is to meet a challenge with determination and creativity.
Part Two: Getting Their Tree
Last year, Martin and Sylvia got their Christmas tree from in town. The year before that they hiked into the woods. This year, Daddy has the idea of taking a horse-drawn wagon into the woods of a Christmas tree farm, where they will find not only a field of Christmas trees, but also a warm cabin and hot chocolate. The family enthusiastically agrees to go — and the experience proves to be even more magical than expected.
Part Three: Silent Night
Martin and Sylvia’s family loves to sing holiday songs; they each have their very favorite. Sylvia's is "Silent Night". She loves it so much that she wants to offer a special concert of “Silent Night” at the annual caroling party. She enlists Martin and her friends to help. But when she ends up by herself in the playhouse for the "rehearsal", Sylvia experiences some special holiday magic that brings a whole new meaning to her favorite song.
Martin & Sylvia's Valentines Audio Book $6.00
Three delightful Martin & Sylvia stories that include fun new ideas for celebrating Valentines Day! It is chock-full of delightful ideas for Valentines celebrations, and unique suggestions for how tell others that you love them.
(NOTE: Stories One and Three in this Audio Book were adapted from two stories in the "Martin & Sylvia" Subscription for the Winter of 2012. If you were a subscriber last winter, then you will have heard similar stories. Story Two is completely new!)
One. "Secret Love Code"
Martin and Sylvia’s family has a Valentine’s tradition in which they create little satchels of valentine gifts. They hang the satchels on friends' front doors — each with the same small note: “You are Loved!”. And all of it is done in secret. Oh, but it can be hard to keep quiet about all the fun! Martin and Sylvia find clever ways to keep their delicious secrets to themselves. (this story includes content from an 'At Home' story previously a part of the 2012 subscription series)
Two. "Four Kinds of Valentines"
In preparation for their town's annual Valentines Family Dance, Martin and Sylvia learn that there is not one kind of Valentine, but FOUR. In addition to the beautiful paper cards - there are valentines made of "loving words", "tasty treats" and "special times". As they craft their valentines for their parents and each other, brother and sister consider all the ways to share love.
Three. "Queen of the Dance"
Martin and Sylvia have been preparing for the Valentines Family Dance all week — making valentines, decorating the Hall and learning dances. Sylvia is determined to find the bean in the Cupid Cake and become the Valentine Family Dance Queen. Her plans change, however, when she meets a shy new girl who wants to be the Queen just as much as she does! (this story includes content from an 'At Home' story previously a part of the 2012 subscription series)