Friday, February 8, 2013

A New Home for Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher (Review)






  • Reading level: Ages 8 and up

  • Paperback: 272 pages

  • Publisher: Revell (February 1, 2013)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721336



  • About the book:

    Lily Lapp is moving with her family to Pennsylvania to join a new Amish community. In this small town where changes--and newcomers--are greeted with suspicion, Lily must adjust to a new school, new friends, and Aaron Yoder, an annoying boy who teases her relentlessly. Still, there are exciting new developments, including an attic full of adventure and a new baby brother. But why, Lily wonders, can't God bring her just one sister?

    The second novel in the charming Adventures of Lily Lapp series, A New Home 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 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 line illustrations throughout, this series is sure to capture the hearts of readers young and old.
     
    My Review:
     
    I really enjoyed reading this Amish middle grade book. It is the second book in the Adventures of Lily Lapp series. It can be read alone but both books are good. Depending on how well the children of the age group targeted read they might need help. It is a lengthy chapter book although easy to read and comprehend. The plot is interesting and covers many different aspects of an Amish child's life.  I look forward to reading more about Lily and her adventures.
    Recommended. :)
     
     

    About the Author

    Mary Ann Kinsinger was raised Old Order Amish in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. She met and married her husband, whom she knew from school days, and started a family. After they chose to leave the Amish church, Mary Ann began a blog, A Joyful Chaos, as a way to capture her warm memories of her childhood for her own children. From the start, this blog found a ready audience and even captured the attention of key media players, such as the influential blog AmishAmerica and the New York Times. She lives in Pennsylvania.

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, The Search, The Keeper, and The Haven, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Christy Award finalist and a Carol Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California.
     
     
    Available now wherever Baker/Revell books are sold.
     
    Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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