Mr. Brown, Martin and Sylvia's next door neighbor, loves everything that grows on his farm. He loves every blade of grass, every tomato plant and every tall tree. He particularly loves an old maple tree he called Sweetness. "I've know this tree all my life," he told Martin one day, "And though she might not be the prettiest tree in the lot - they all know who is in charge." When the farm is surprised by a sudden ice storm, Mr. Brown is faced with a difficult decision about his favorite tree - and the children know just how to help.
Characters in this Story
Martin is the delightful older brother in all of the various Martin & Sylvia Series. Known for his bright ideas, his enterprising spirit and his kind heart, this seven year old boy finds adventure at all turns, and in all seasons.
Sylvia is the younger sister in the well-loved Martin & Sylvia stories. Five years old, she is known for her cleverness, her delight, and her wonderful sense of humor. She and her brother Martin create adventures and discover marvels -- whether they are at home or out exploring their town.