Part One: The Thinning of the Veils
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.
Part One: "The Thinning of the Veils" While Martin and Sylvia wait for the invitations to arrive for their annual Halloween Fairy Ball, 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?
Characters in this Story
The Webers are some of Martin and Sylvia's family's very closest friends. The Weber children - Jonathan and Sasha - are regular playmates over at the tall house with lots of windows. And the two families often have wonderful and even extraordinary adventures together.
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.