Day Seven: Childrens Wig Parade
This story is a part of Martin & Sylvia's Twelve Days of Christmas Story Collection.
In these stories, Martin and Sylvia explore what it means to celebrate the traditional "Twelve Days of Christmas," inspired by twelve delightful tales from 18th century Maine. Each story contains a "story-within-the-story" - about the colonial town of Tullyport as the founding families create Christmas traditions and celebrations that are unique, delightful and rich with community connection.
This story is Day Seven: Children's Wig Parade.
On the 7th day of Christmas, Sylvia is inspired to dramatize the stories that Laura missed. She tries to rally her family but everyone seems too busy to participate. But after they see how much fun Sylvia is having, they join up, one-by-one.
From “Twelve Tales of a Tullyport Christmas”: “The Children’s Wig Parade”
Tullyport has one tradition that stands out as the most unusual: a children’s wig parade! Credit for this tradition goes to a clever wigmaker by the name of Rory Lime, who hoodwinks the men of Tullyport into believing that, in order to be respected, they must purchase wigs of the French, English and American styles! When Rory disappears, the townsfolk realize they’ve been tricked — and instead of getting angry, they have a good laugh and start a new tradition.
This story celebrates the value of having a good sense of humor.
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.
Little Laura is the young grand-daughter of Martin and Sylvia's next door neighbors - the Browns. When she comes to visit, Sylvia is particularly delighted, as they get to enjoy crafts and projects, and they explore the world through the eyes of a three year old.