Book Three in the Adventures of Lily Lapp series. Co-written with Mary Kinsinger
About the Book:
Lily Lapp’s family has settled into their new home in Pennsylvania, but life still holds big changes and big steps for Lily. Good changes, like once again living close to her beloved cousin and best friend, Hannah. Bad changes, like a mean girl who plays tricks on her. And no change at all where Lily would most want one–Aaron Yoder sits near her in school and relentlessly teases her. Surprises are in store for Lily as she learns, with Mama and Papa’s help, to manage the ups and downs of growing up Amish.
The third of four charming novels that chronicle the gentle way of the Amish through the eyes of a young girl, A Big Year for 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 Mary Ann Kinsinger’s real-life stories of growing up Amish and the bestselling writing of Amish fiction and nonfiction author Suzanne Woods Fisher. With charming line drawings in each book, this series captures the hearts of readers young and old.
Book Two in the Adventures of Lily Lapp series. Co-written with Mary Kinsinger
About the Book:
Change is all Lily faces when her family moves to an Amish community in Pennsylvania. She has to make new friends, settle into her new home—which she thinks is ugly—and adjust to another new baby brother. (Still no sisters!) Even worse, a boy at school, Aaron Yoder, enjoys tormenting poor Lily. There are some bright spots about Lily’s new home—she has a wonderful teacher, and her relatives have moved close by. But there are a few lessons Lily needs to learn about starting over. Read an excerpt.
My son Ian was complaining that he had nothing new to read, so I handed him Lily #2 off the bookshelf—just to see what he’d think. (His primary interests are Legos and Star Wars, but he loves to read all sorts of things.) He absolutely ate that thing up! Read it all that day, in two focused sittings. Read his favorite parts out loud and asked when he could get the next one. So maybe the real audience for these books is seven-year-old boys! Ha! -- Barb
This book is written for young readers but easily adapts to older readers. Adults will enjoy Lily’s adventures as much as children will. Best of all, it teaches readers about Amish life and how the live to serve the Lord. Lily’s primary focus is to do her best to be a good person as God would want, and her parents do their best to teach this to her. Again, she has good intentions, but sometimes things just go awry. This is also a good book that could be read to children who cannot yet read. I highly recommend it because of its entertaining stories, interesting characters, and strong commitment to Christianity. — Radiant Lit
Book One in the Adventures of Lily Lapp series. Co-written with Mary Kinsinger
Readers will relate to the mean Amish schoolteacher and Lily’s difficult friend Mandy, who manipulates her into getting in trouble. Adults’ concerns about making ends meet, illness, and death lap at Lily’s life, but her parents prove an unbreachable levee, protecting her and their way of life. The simple prose focused on daily living will appeal to those who like realistic fiction that comforts rather than challenges.
4 Stars from Romantic Times:
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.
About the Book:
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. Read an Excerpt.
A review from Christian Hope, age 10:
The book was funny in some places – I laughed out loud and told my family how funny some of the things were. And it was also sad in some places. Life with Lily was a really good story and I enjoyed it a lot. I think anyone would like this story. Even boys could find fun stuff to read in it. I didn’t want to stop reading it when I started. I liked Lily a lot and it was interesting to learn about her life as an Amish kid. It’s a lot different than mine. I think that was part of why I liked the book so much.
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