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Life With Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger, Suzanne Woods Fisher

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Life with Lily

For a child, every day is a thing of wonder. And for six-year-old Lily Lapp, every day is a new opportunity for blessings, laughter, family, and a touch of mischief. As she explores her world, goes to school, spends time with her family, and gets into a bit of trouble with her friends, Lily learns what it means to be Amish and what it means to grow up. From getting a new teacher to welcoming a new sibling, Lily's life is always full of adventure. 
The first of four charming novels that chronicle the gentle way of the Amish through the eyes of a young girl, "Life with 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 charming illustrations throughout, this series is sure to capture the hearts of readers young and old.

Goodreads Summary

Want to know more about the Amish?  Lily, the main character, is happy to provide a younger reader about how life with the Amish is like.  Life With Lily is a great book for ages 8-12; easy to read with clear sentences, even the younger readers will understand the plot and grow to love the characters with some adult help.  There are illustrations detailing certain scenes throughout the book.  

Lily is a fun character.  The author writes from the perspective of a six-year-old and the reader will feel as if he/she is reading about a six-year-old.  Each chapter has something new from meeting friends to completing chores to random adventures!  The reader will receive glimpses about the outside world directly from Lily's own observations and questions.  It is so interesting to read about how the Amish view the "English."  The other characters are just as easy to like as Lily and the plot flows smoothly, making this a book that one can put down and pick up again at will.  Overall, this book is recommended to middle grade readers.

4 Stars

Find this book:
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This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews. “Based upon Kinsinger’s own childhood, it’s reminiscent of the Little House on the Prairie books.” —Romantic Times

Celebrate with Suzanne and Mary Ann by entering their contest and RSVPing to the “Life with Lily” Facebook Author Chat Party on 10/16!

Two fortunate winners will receive:
  • Either the new Kindle Fire or new Nook HD
  • Signed copy of Life with Lily for you and a young reader in your life.  
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 15th. Winner will be announced at the Life with Lily Author Chat Facebook Party on 10/16. Connect with authors Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger for an evening of book chat, Q&A about Mary Ann’s Amish childhood, trivia, and fun! There will also be gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of Life with Lily and join Suzanne and Mary Ann on the evening of the October 16th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 16th!