Day Three: Guiding Star
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 Three: Guiding Star. On the third day of Christmas, the children wake to the end of a large snowstorm. The delightful Christmas “surprise” that they prepared for Laura might just be buried in snow! But they soon come to learn that not only is their surprise safe, but the Browns made it home in the snowstorm, led by Andy’s strong navigational skills. It feels like there’s a little bit of Christmas magic afoot.
From “Twelve Tales of a Tullyport Christmas”: “Guiding Stars”. Jacob Tully, the youngest son of Tullyport’s founder Francis, is a bit lost. His siblings have always known what they wanted to do with their lives, but he simply isn’t sure. A visit by an unusual sailor and navigator by the name of Millie brings some sudden clarity into his life, not to mention a delightful addition to the town of Tullyport.
This story explores the experience of trusting a higher source of guidance.
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.