Pasadena, CA. : Children's Media Productions, c2005.
1 videodisc (65 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Producer, Nigel Cooke ; writer-director, Mike Pritchard.
From the book by Patricia M. St. John.
Philip and Ruth, 10 and 8, are staying with their rather strict Aunt Margaret in the south of England while their parents are overseas during the late 1940's. While building a secret hideout in the woods, the children meet Terry, a gypsy boy who shares the secrets of the forest with them. Later, when Terry falls from a tree and suffers a long illness, Philip and Ruth do all they can to help him. Eventually he dies, and when Ruth asks many challenging questions about death, she hears a beautiful parable about a chestnut planted in the earth.
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