Based upon Kinsinger’s own childhood, it’s reminiscent of the Little House on the Prairie books. As it’s aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds, older readers may find the story’s flow awkward, but the humor and wonderment of childhood is worth the read. Lily enjoys the adventures of each new day. Whether it is facing a mean new teacher or sneaking out of the house instead of taking a nap, she is a bundle of activity. As you travel with her, you’ll learn the Amish way of life.
For a child, every day is a thing of wonder. And for six-year-old Lily Lapp, every day is a new opportunity for blessings, laughter, family, and a touch of mischief. As she explores her world, goes to school, spends time with her family, and gets into a bit of trouble with her friends, Lily learns what it means to be Amish and what it means to grow up. From getting a new teacher to welcoming a new sibling, Lily’s life is always full of adventure.
The first of four charming novels that chronicle the gentle way of the Amish through the eyes of a young girl, Life with Lily gives children ages 8-12 a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Amish—and lots of fun and laughter along the way. It combines the real-life stories of growing up Amish from Mary Ann Kinsinger and the bestselling writing of Amish fiction and nonfiction author Suzanne Woods Fisher. With charming illustrations throughout, this series is sure to capture the hearts of readers young and old.