I have thoroughly enjoyed reading books by Suzanne Woods Fisher, and so when she released her first book for children I was thrilled to get to review it!
Life with Lily is about Lily Lapp, and her life as a little Amish girl. I think this is a great book for younger readers, about 10 and up, to read to learn a bit more about the Amish people and their lifestyle. I am looking forward to passing this sweet story around to my gang of readers to see how much they like it!
Mary Ann Kinsinger is an associate writer with Ms. Fisher on this book, and the series planned. She was raised Old Order Amish and she shares her experiences in this book.
While I would not consider this a picture book, there are several charming illustrations throughout the book.
As Lily is figuring out life with new neighbors, new animals on their farm and a new baby brother, you will see the love in this family displayed in all they do. I love how the relationship with her mother is portrayed, and the simple life that Lily leads will be appealing to children of all ages!
I highly recommend this book, and cannot wait to share it with my boys!! To read what others are saying about Lily and her Amish Life check out Litfuse!
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, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Christy Award nominee and is the host of an internet radio show called Amish Wisdom. She lives in California. Visit her website www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow her on twitter @suzannewfisher.
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.
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NOTE : I Received a copy of Life with Lily, in exchange for an honest review, by Revell Publishers.