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Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp Book #1) by [Kinsinger, Mary Ann, Fisher, Suzanne Woods]
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Every day is a new adventure!

On a small Amish farm in upstate New York, young Lily Lapp has plenty to do and plenty of people to love. But changes are coming--including a new baby brother, a new teacher at school, and new ways of looking at the world. Lily's growing up Amish, and there's always a lot to learn--if only Lily can stay out of trouble!

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Every day is a new adventure!

On a small Amish farm in upstate New York, young Lily Lapp has plenty to do and plenty of people to love. But changes are coming--including a new baby brother, a new teacher at school, and new ways of looking at the world. Lily's growing up Amish, and there's always a lot to learn--if only Lily can stay out of trouble!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5924 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (Oct. 1 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008B9HJWE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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Bringing to mind the treasured Little House on the Prairie Books, “Life with Lily” is written in a light-hearted, engaging manner for young readers aged 8 to 12. Each chapter of the book recounts a different adventure or moment of learning for Lily, whether finding Lily driving her own pony and cart, rescuing her young brother from a wild dog, or getting into mischief with the sometimes mean-spirited Mandy Mast. The book allows readers a peek into what it would be like to grow up Amish, learning to work hard and play hard too, learning about the importance of family and treating others fairly and with love. “Life with Lily” makes me wish that more families were like Lily’s, with loving parents, and fun adventures around every corner which don’t involve television, video games or hand-held devices! I did wonder if the book was a bit long for the age group that it is intended for, as it is well over 200 pages. At the same time, it offers a good opportunity to cuddle up with your child and read some of the chapters together and talk about why the Amish choose to live the way they do, and the benefits of living life more simply. Despite being set in an Amish community, the story is one that all children are sure to identify with as Lily encounters new teachers, questionable friends, and even sees the effects of racism.

Life with Lily is a great start to a promising new series for young readers, and I give it a solid recommendation and a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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I enjoyed reading this, and passed it on to my niece. No proselytizing, just talking about day to day life. Very enjoyable.
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This book is written for a child to read
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excellent series for children
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa31169fc) out of 5 stars Charming! Sept. 18 2012
By JoyAnne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the first of four novels about life with Lily. A charming little girl who gets into mischief and gives you lots of smiles and adventures while reading her story. We learn about her world, her days at school, and her family.

This puts me in mind of the Little House books, loved those when I was a kid. The Life with Lily books are recommended for kids ages 8-12 but I think kids closer to 7-8 will enjoy them most. 5 out of 5 stars.

I received an ecopy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa380e9b4) out of 5 stars Lily's daily life Sept. 18 2014
By June Gibson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Life With Lily is a children's book and I am a great grandmother, and enjoyed every minute of it. It gives you a wonderful look into an Amish child's growing up years , as well as how the child, herself, thought about things...amazingly just like any child does. She will make you laugh at times and want to help her with her problems at others. Great book for children and adults.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa30a24d4) out of 5 stars So enjoyable that adults will love Lily as much as the kids will! Oct. 15 2012
By LaurieHere dotcom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I LOVED this book! Back when I was young, I had "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. They are still with us, but those books took place in the past, and we had to try to relate to them in that way. Today we have REAL LIFE stories (many of them based upon the life of co-author Mary Ann Kinsinger of her and her brothers) that are taking place right now with other Amish little girls. Yes, Lily is a 6 year old Amish little girl, and this book is a fascinating account of her life for young and old alike! There really are little girls growing up just like Lily is in this day and age, which I find truly appealing, and think you will, too. The stories that happen to Lily, or that Lily creates, are intriguing and interesting to read! In this book we get to learn and find out what it really is like to be a little girl growing up Amish. The stories are fun and FULL of adventure of 'life on the farm', and so much more. We follow as her new little brother enters the world, to school, playing with her friends, and those friends can range from all of the animals on the farm, to her playmates as well. Adults are going to really enjoy reading this book aloud to children, and I think this book will appeal to ages 3 and up to Adult! Yes, I think the adults will enjoy these books just as much as the children will, especially this book being from the 6-year old's young Amish perspective. We are all very interested in how the Amish live, we learn a lot in this book through Lily. This book will be a series, with Book Two coming out in February 2013. This set of books will truly be classics that every little girl (and little boys may enjoy these books, too, as she has little brothers) should have in her library. They will be enjoyed immensely.
We ALL know how GREAT Suzanne Woods Fisher's writing is, so you can just imagine how GREAT this book is! As I just said, the Adults will enjoy this book just as much as the children will. I can just envision a library setting in which there are a lot of little girls and boys all sitting around just mesmerized by the tales in this book! Enjoy! I received this book for FREE from the Publisher, Revell, a Division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange to read and write a review about it. It is NOT required for this review to be either positive or negative, but, of my own honest opinion. "Free" means I was NOT provided with ANY MONIES to read this book nor to write this review, but to enjoy the pure pleasure of reading the book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, [...]
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa306aef4) out of 5 stars Good Wholesome Story for Children Oct. 14 2012
By Dustybug - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm a fan of Amish fiction. I've mentioned several times in other book reviews that the whole culture fascinates me. The simpleness, the community, the home cooked REAL food. *wistful sigh* I live vicariously through those books at times when the business of life threatens to take me over. I also enjoy the wholesomeness of the books. In today's society what passes for good literature is astounding. It is refreshing to read of families who interact respectfully with one another, of parents who are involved with their children, of committed marriages, and of family values being intentionally passed on to younger generations.

One of my goals of parenting is to pass on my love of reading to them. I've been quite successful in this area with my oldest daughter. She reminds me of a younger version of myself, always her nose in a book, reading 3-5 at a time and leaving them tucked in various places throughout the house. She devours them. I love it. :)

Life with Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher is Amish fiction for young girls and I thought that my daughter would really enjoy it. We read it aloud together over the course of a couple of weeks. My daughter giggles at Lily's antics, worried over the troubles, and followed along with every line. After only four chapters, she declared that we MUST buy the rest of the books in the series!

The story follows six year old Lily Lapp and her family through the birth of a new sibling and building up their farm to a very big change for them all. The writing is simple, but enough to engage a young reader and each chapter is almost a little story all of its own.

I thoroughly enjoyed that I didn't find even one single objectionable thing in the book as we read along that wasn't corrected within the book (bad attitudes from children, disobedience, etc.). The book does touch on the serious issue of cancer, but I think it was handled in a way that is appropriate for young children.

This would make a good addition to any young girl's bookshelf and we look forward to reading the rest of the series!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa306e8dc) out of 5 stars Finally Amish Fiction just for your children! MUST READ! Oct. 12 2012
By Pirate2240 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've been a huge fan of Christian Amish Fiction for many years now and sometimes it was hard to be able to relate to my youngest daughter how incredible the stories are and what life is like for the Amish people. It's a simple life, one free from complications that arise when you have too much going on in your life or with technology overload. So when the opportunity came along to review, Life with Lily, the first book in The Adventures of Lily Lapp series by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher, I knew this was the answer I was searching for to get my daughter involved with the love of reading about the Amish through the eyes of a young Amish girl, Lily Lapp.

This is a beautifully illustrated chapter book designed for your child from 3rd grade reading and up to see what Lily Lapp's life is like as she goes through her day. The book is 270 pages designated into 39 easy to read chapters that would make for a perfect bed time story to read to your child. There are chapters that deal with Lily's birthday, how the Amish celebrate Halloween and Christmas, first day at school, what life on an Amish farm is like, the chores Lily has to do and how she deals with farm animals, new friends and interesting people she meets along the way.

For me one of my favorite chapters was "An Unwanted Schoolhouse Visitor" where the school's superintendent, Mr Wilt comes to visit to see what the children are doing. Since Lily's in first grade, she is working on her Learning Through Sounds book in which she is cutting out pictures and gluing them beside the letters that begin with the sound, something she really enjoyed while trying hard not to get distracted by Mr. Wilt as he walks around their one room school house. He had come to ensure that each of the children were learning what they should at their assigned grade levels which Lily passed with flying colors but not all the children did as well as she did. In fact, what Mr. Wilt wanted them to learn wasn't something that the Amish agreed with such as learning about evolution. You'll have to pick up this book to see what happens when the Amish learn about what has been going on at the school.

I received Life with Lily compliments of Litfuse Publicity and Revell Publishers for my honest review. I am absolutely thrilled that my daughter has enjoyed reading this with me and it gives us an opportunity to talk about the lifestyles that some families have that are different from ours. It allows us to interact more and show how truly educational reading can be and how it really brings us together as a family. After we finished, my youngest daughter realized that while something may be different, Lily is a lot more like her than she first thought. They like the same things and they both still have to deal with school! I rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait to continue the series with my daughter. It's almost like a Little House on the Prairie series but dealing with an Amish girl named Lily instead! It's a heartwarming and charming book to get your child interested in the love of reading.