Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #1)

Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #1)❰PDF / Epub❯ ☃ Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #1) Author Mary Ann Kinsinger – 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 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 Life with ePUB ✓ 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 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. 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 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 reuired 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 Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising I was absolutely delighted with this book on all counts I originally got this for my daughter to review but her schedule did not permit it So I decided to undertake the task As I began the book I was reminded than once of Little House on the Prairie a book series that I absolutely loved as a child I felt like I was reading a modern day pioneer story And the delightful illustrations only added to the charm of this bookThis book cannot be easier to read and it is the perfect introduction to this wonderful group of people known as the Amish I wasn't sure my daughter would like the book as I read it with her in mind But as I got into it I discovered that this book is not just a fairytale Amish novel I was most fascinated with how the Amish family dealt with the outside world And it was little Lily who was always asking her parents about it It was also nice to see the lifestyle of these wonderful people through the eyes of a child instead of an adult There were a couple of interesting stories that still showed where the true heart of the Amish family in the book is Both evolution and racism come up as well as witchcraft and all situations are dealt in light of God's Word as well as Amish tradition When I got to those portions in the book I knew that my daughter needed to read this book and I have set aside time in the future for her to do so But even so I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I know that if this book had been around when I was a child I would have loved it even betterI was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review I was not financially compensated and all opinions are 100 percent mine This is a book about a little girl and her memories of growing up Amish It is a children’s book maybe 3 4th grade and reminds me of the Little house books by Laura Ingals Wilder An enjoyable look at at way of life First sentence It was still dark outside Lily tried to keep up with Papa's long strides as he carried little Joseph across the yard to where the horse and buggy were tied to the hitching postLife with Lily is a middle grade novel set in the Amish community in modern times It is not a historical novel though it may remind readers particularly adult readers of historical novels that have achieved classic statusIt covers a year give or take a month or two in the life of Lily our heroine I believe she's six She is the oldest of three children She has two younger brothers Joseph and Daniel Daniel is just a wee little thing in fact when the novel opens he's getting ready to make his entrance into the worldReaders see Lily at home with her immediate family visiting her family that lives close her grandparents aunts uncles cousins attending church meetings going to school visiting neighbors she delivers milk and eggsLily is a curious child and observantThough Lily may have her moments when she seems like Mary than Laura she is not a perfect child by any means She struggles with temptations and sometimes disobeys her parentsThe book definitely reminds me of Little House in the Big Woods or even All of a Kind Family There is something wholesome about it But not in a bad way That almost seems silly to say that if you call a book wholesome it carries negative connotations Like if a book is wholesome then it must not be enjoyable Or if a book is wholesome then it must be preachy Or if a book is wholesome then it must not be relatableI definitely related to Lily One of her least favorite things in the whole world is to have her hair brushed I could also relate to her love of dolls and kittensI did not find it preachy Yes it is a Christian book There are teachable moments throughout where Lily observes her parents living out the faith But it isn't preachy preachyI found it very enjoyable I loved rereading it In fact I think I loved it even the second time around Lily Lapp is just starting school in the first grade She really likes here new teacher and all the fun things she gets to do in school She gets to sit beside her cousin Hannah Her favorite thing to do is art and recess She has to learn to not to let her peers influence her into doing things that always end up getting her in troubleAt home Lily is her mother's little helper while learning to to do what it takes to care for her families needs A big part of her daily activities is watching over her two younger brothers It is not all school and chores there is plenty of fun timeShe has a new miniature horse she named chubby and he pulls a little cart she can ride by herselfThis is a sweet book that is similar in many ways to the Little House on the Prairies series It is about the everyday activities of a six year old little girl Her and her family are Old Order Amish Author Mary Ann Kinsinger takes memories from her childhood to build the story of Lily Suzanne Woods Fisher pulls all of these memories together into this darling seriesI plan on getting this series for my granddaughters They will learn through Lily's series that life does not always go the way they might expect It will teach them the importance of family following the rules and having trust and faith in God It is an all around fun readI highly recommend this bookI rated this book a 5 out of 5DisclosureI received a free copy of this book from RevellBaker PublishingLitfuse for review I was in no way compensated for this review It is my own opinion 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 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 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 uestionable 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 starsBook 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 I thought that this was a fun book This book was like a collection of short stories Each chapter featured a different adventure that Lily had with her family and her life on the farm Going from having a new baby brother getting a cow and chickens to running in the rain due to the buggy going into the ditch Lily had such a simple way of looking at life Aww to be a child again with such innocence I had such an enjoyable time reading this book Lily really was the star of this book However her family did come in a close second I thought about it and tried to figure out which story I liked the best and I could not pick one This is because I liked them all Each one put a smile on my face I can not wait to read about adventures that Lily has in book two The Adventures of Lily Lapp Life with Lily is a joyride of fun for the whole family Growing up in the sixties and seventies I went through a period where I read a lot of children's books about plain people uakers Shakers Old Order Amish etc I fondly remember books like Downright Dencey that actually explained to the child reader what made the plain people different within the context of a well written story That is where this author lets herself down We are told that Kingsinger was raised Amish and left the group after she was married and that the Lily stories are a sort of love letter to her happy childhood However she didn't include even a few sentences to explain why Lily and Mama wear bonnets and caps or why they don't have electric light though they seem to have a refrigerator unless she meant an old fashioned icebox Nor why she mentions learning to speak English at school For that you have to turn to the end of the book and read the notes It wouldn't have been that difficult to integrate the cultural facts into the narrative I would imagine that religion is a vital part of the Amish culture and yet beyond a very superficial description of the church services which also does not really explain that there is no chapel; rather they meet turnabout at each other's homes again one sentence would have made it clear Kids like things clear and of silent prayer at meals their beliefs and the God they believe in don't seem to form a large part of their lives Someone is badly hurt in an accident or has a stroke? They're in God's hands chirps Mama No suggestion that anyone actually prayed for them or that their beliefs really informed their lives God Jesus Christian beliefs get no mention at allAmish communities seem to have changed a great deal since the seventies; the Amish women I saw in those days particularly in fabric stores wore grey blues and browns no red or purple and usually had hooks and eyes on the inside; buttons were considered worldly adornment I don't think kids were given colouring books etc then either though I could be wrongThe relationship with Lily's parents is an odd one as well I liked that Lily and her brother were naughty sometimes and thoughtlessly made mistakes sometimes but beyond looking sad or hurt or in Mama's case pinched and tight she never communicates with her kids about what's gone wrong I happen to know that Amish parents believe in corporal punishment along the lines of spare the rod and spoil the child and yet Mama seems to have recourse to the silent treatment which I'm here to tell you is often traumatic than a reasonable spanking A spanking hurts for a minute or two but having your mother refuse to speak to you all afternoon is much traumatic No wonder Lily doesn't feel she can speak plainly to Mama about why she doesn't like to play with troublemaker Mandy Mama puts it all on Lily she has to be responsible and not let herself be led into trouble I had a sister like Mandy; they don't lead you they shove you into trouble and then laugh at you for getting into it They will lie to everyone around them and somehow get off scot free while their stooge pays the piperThere's a definite smell of Laura Ingalls Wilder wannabe about the books; I was particularly reminded of On the Banks of Plum Creek Will I read any of Lily's adventures? At this point I'm not sure Wednesday October 3 2012Life with Lily chapter book ages 8 12 ©2012 Enjoyable For All AgesLife with Lily is the first in the new Adventures of Lily Lapp series for children This story of a spunky young Amish girl will introduce children to the gentle life of the Amish people The book is based on the true childhood of Mary Ann Kinsinger who is co authoring the series with beloved Amish novelist Suzanne Woods Fisher This is not a “picture book” but has engaging illustrations throughout the bookThe first of four 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 Life with Lily book 1 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 adventureLife with Lily Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher 978 0 8007 2132 9 Here is a sample part of the first chapter of Life with LilyChapter 1Strange Goings OnIt was still dark outside Lily tried to keep up with Papa's long strides as he carried little Joseph across the yard to where the horse and buggy were tied to the hitching post The wet grass swished against the hem of Lily's long flannel nightgown making it slap against her legs as they hurried along She felt wet and cold Only moments before Papa had awakened Lily from a sound sleep and handed her a coat to wear over her nightgown Something mysterious was going on that wasn't explained to five year old Lily Papa boosted Lily and Joseph up into the buggy and hurried to untie Jim the buggy horse Coiling up the rope Papa tucked it under the seat before he climbed into the buggy He gave a uick tch tch to Jim and a light touch on the reins to guide the horse out the long winding drivewayillustration of Lily Papa and Joseph riding in the buggy under the stars The chilly night air had wiped all the sleepiness from Lily's eyes In the sky stars twinkled and a full moon hung above the trees like a big golden ball The only sounds she could hear were the clip clopping of Jim's hooves and the crunchy sound of the buggy wheels as they rolled over the gravel road The leaves rustled in the chilly night breeze and cast dancing moon shadows in the trees along the road The lanterns that hung outside the buggy created little circles of light that shone on Jim's hinduarters He twitched his ears forward and then back again listening for Papa's voice It seemed to Lily as if they were the only people in the world who were awake There were no lamps shining in the houses they passed There were no cars on the road No birdsong in the trees The only sound of nature she could hear was the sweet sound of spring peepers calling to each other in the creek As soon as they arrived at Grandpa and Grandma Miller's house Papa hopped off the buggy and led Jim over to the long hitching rail He helped Lily and Joseph jump down from the buggy Then he reached under the buggy seat for a suitcase Lily hadn't noticed it until nowEvery DAY is a new ADVENTUREOn 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 troubleAuthorsMary Ann Kinsinger was raised Old Order Amish and currently writes the popular blog A Joyful Chaos as a way to capture her warm memories of her childhood for her own children She lives in PennsylvaniaSuzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of several Amish novels including the Lancaster County Secrets series and The Keeper as well as nonfiction books about the Amish including Amish Peace She is the host of the internet radio show Amish Wisdom and lives in CaliforniaMy ReviewLife with Lily is a fun book that will be enjoyed by any age A chapter a night for your little ones at bedtime will have them enjoying the antics of Lily the big sister of not one but two little brothers She shares her days with you in 39 chapters The illustrations add to the story and are reminiscent of Little House days in an Amish setting Visit the website AdventuresofLilyLapp to meet the authors get to know Lily and her family learn about the Amish and find fun games and activities Don't miss the next Adventure with Lily Lapp in Book 2 A New Home for Lily coming in February 2013Thank you to Revell Blog TourBaker Publishing for this copy of Life with Lily to review in my own wordsThe Adventures of Lily Lapp Book One Life with Lily is available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group Book 2 A New Home for Lily is available for pre orderEXTRA EXTRALife with Lily is in stores now and Suzanne is hosting an eReader Giveaway and an Author Chat on FB with her co author Mary Ann 1016Two Grand Prize Winners will receive a Prize Pack valued at 230 A Kindle Fire or Nook Color winner’s choice A signed copy of Life with Lily for you and a young reader in your lifeThen on 1016 join Suzanne and Mary Ann for the Life with Lily Author Chat Party on FB at 500 PM PST 600 MST 700 CST 800 ESTDuring the party Mary Ann will be answering uestions about growing up Amish and she and Suzanne will talk about what it was like to co write the Lily books Stop by for prizes chat and laughs RSVP early and tell your friendsCustombanner1348841742httppromoshwildfireappcomwebsiAvailable to enter October 1 2012 1200am PDT October 15 2012 1159pm PDT Review on Life With Lily Actually not that bad for a title like that 😂😂 I know they say Don't judge a book by its cover but I sort of did I mean who'd want to read a book about a little Amish girl?? At least that's what I thought at first But who can beat building Pioneer cabins dodging the mischievous Mandy Mast and wishing Teacher Katie didn't have to be like night and day with lovely petite Teacher Ellen? Highly recommended 😇😇

Life with Lily ePUB ↠ Life with  ePUB ✓
  • Paperback
  • 280 pages
  • Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #1)
  • Mary Ann Kinsinger
  • English
  • 16 May 2015
  • 9780800721329