Monday, February 4, 2013

A New Home For Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

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 Thoughts:

When I took a peek at the pages of the second novel in The Adventures of Lily Lapp series I immediately remembered my love of the Little House books.  Suzanne and Mary Ann have a storytelling gift just like the talent we noticed in Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The stories are written in a simple style that engages an adventurous reader or even a timid first time chapter book reader.  Because the books are geared to a young audience, I found the writing a bit heavy on the description and lighter on the dialogue, but when I reread the book thinking like a young reader, the flow and detail of the story is perfectly suited for the target audience.

Lily Lapp is adorable, both on the cover of the book and within its pages.  She is the perfect character to teach while entertaining readers.  The authors include a lot of well-researched facts to enhance the story and to engage the reader.

I could see myself using these books during reading time, with an extra discussion on social studies and beliefs (I was a homeschool mom, so I'm always looking for creative ways to incorporate reading in many ways).  I have a feeling the series is going to become classic fiction, and Lily will be read and loved for many years go come.

I received a copy of "A New Home For Lily" from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  "A New Home For Lily" receives four stars from me and I encourage parents and educators to take a peek at this new series for possible use in their curriculums.

Happy Reading!



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