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Monday, June 24, 2013

Review–The Adventures of Lily Lapp

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The Adventures of Lily Lapp is a fiction book series written for kids ages 8 and up.Published  by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group,  each book follows the adventures of Lily Lapp, a five year old Amish girl. Written by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher, these books show how the Amish live without having many modern conveniences.

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Life with Lily

Lily Lapp is a five year old Amish girl living in New York state. Every day finds Lily caught up in a new adventure. She helps her mother and father around the house and farm. School is a very exciting adventure for Lily. She loves everything about it, until there is a teacher change.Follow Lily as she helps her mother sell baked goods door to door. Lily tries so hard to be good, kind, and helpful, but it seems that her friend comes along and gets her into trouble. 

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A New Home for Lily

Lily has moved away from New York with her family to a new home in Pennsylvania. It is a scary move that Lily does not want to make. Making new friends and learning the rules for her new community take up a lot of Lily’s time.  When Mama has a new baby, Lily is old enough to be a big help, if only her parents would realize it.

ClarkClan Thoughts

We enjoyed the books we read in this series. Lily is a believable, lovable, and fun character.. Rebekah would take about 30 minutes to read one chapter. She really preferred that I read this book out loud to her. It was a fun book to read out loud and laugh together. It also provided a great introduction to the Amish way of life.

I, mom, really liked the fact that Lily was a girl who wanted to do the right thing, but kept getting into trouble. It made the character very believable and fun to read. I felt sad for Lily when her friends would get her into trouble. While this book is aimed at children, I enjoyed it just as much, if not more than Rebekah did. Reading about the Amish way of life from a child’s perspective is different.

Many of my Schoolhouse Review Crew members also reviewed these books. Click on the banner to read more reviews and see what others thought of the book.



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