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Life with Lily
Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher
About the Book:
Book 1 in the ‘Adventures of Lily Lapp’ series.
Lily is six in this story, just starting first grade in a one-room schoolhouse in upstate New York. Her parents are busy building a farm, and soon animals join the family—Jenny the cow and Chubby the miniature horse. A baby brother arrives, too, which Lily has mixed feelings about. (She wanted a sister!) Aside from a mischievous friend like Mandy Mast, Lily is happy at school and even happier at home. Trouble is brewing at the schoolhouse and change is on the horizon for Lily and her family.
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This is a great book for kids. It feels a bit like a collection of short stories that are all connected by an overarching story. It’s also a great way to introduce kids to the Amish culture; it addresses some of the differences without making Amish life seem too much different than English life. I think it really helps kids to see that even though there are cultural differences Amish kids are not much different than they are, they all like to play, have fun and are pretty mischievous at times. The book is well written and appeals well to its intended age group. I love that there is a book that I can feel comfortable letting my 7 year old read. She’s ready to read books that have longer and have bigger words, but finding books with these qualities that have appropriate subject matter is difficult. I can’t wait to share Life with Lily with her.
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Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.