Lily Lapp's family has settled into their new home in Pennsylvania, but life still holds big changes and big steps for Lily. Good changes, like once again living close to her beloved cousin and best friend, Hannah. Bad changes, like a mean girl who plays tricks on her. And no change at all where Lily would most want one--Aaron Yoder sits near her in school and relentlessly teases her. Surprises are in store for Lily as she learns, with Mama and Papa's help, to manage the ups and downs of growing up Amish.
The third of four charming novels that chronicle the gentle way of the Amish through the eyes of a young girl, A Big Year 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.
Again, Suzanne Woods Fisher does not disappoint! This book is special not only because it is again based on a true events, but it is co-written with Mary Ann Kinsinger, who was raised in Old Order Amish in Somerset Country. Not only is Kinsinger the co-author of this book, she is also the ao-author of The Adventures of Lilly Lapp series.
This book in-particular is, great for older kids and preteens because of the main character, Lilly in the book. Girls will be able to relate and find a friend in Lilly and her cousin Hannah who are two peas in a pod.
This series has been the only series I have found and have had the pleasure to review that introduces kids and tweens to the Amish culture and way of living. Kids will enjoy this series because it isn't a kid book but parents don't need to worry because it is clean and teaches values like honesty, faith and kindness as well as lessons in friendship, honor and grace.
I recommend people of all ages to read this.