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

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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 t ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Ruth Hill
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 more 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 book.

This book cannot be easier to read, and it is the perfect intro
Laurie Carlson
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 fo ...more
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
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 trouble.

At 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 ov
Christian Fiction Addiction
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 ...more
I thought that this was a fun book. This book was more 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. Ho
This was cute. I can't help comparing it to Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, and I guess that's the style they were aiming for. The chapters are episodic, some are better and more substantial than others that are just fluff. A smiled many times, and it illustrates some good life lessons without seeming too preachy. I read this after being a little disappointed that the memoir Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler did not tell more about his Amish childhood, which is what interested me. Lily ...more
Phyllis Freeman
The Adventures of Lily Lapp: Book One, Life with Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

This first book of a series begins with five year old Lily Lapp and her little brother Joseph being awakened by her Papa to leave home in the middle of the night. She had no idea that her Mama would have another baby boy that night since Amish families didn’t discuss pregnancy with children. Grandma and Grandpa Miller were glad to have visit for the night.
A small Amish girl’s experiences in a coun
✿ ♥  Heather ♥ ✿
Ever since I started reading Christian fiction back in June 2014, I kept hearing about Amish fiction and wondered what all the fuss was about.
I wanted something light hearted and it was! It was so sweet! I liked hearing about the Amish ways, their simplicity and their values.
The children don't know technology or advertising. They willingly help with chores. If they do something wrong the disappointment & punishment is enough to stop Lily from doing it again.
I liked hearing about making bu
When looking for books to share with young family members, I try to find something that is wholesome and entertaining that they will enjoy.

LIFE WITH LILY by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher fits this bill perfectly. This delightful story begins as 5-year-old Lily Lapp is whisked to her grandparents just before the arrival of her baby brother. The Lapps live on a small Amish farm in upstate New York. The story follows the escapades of the young girl detailing the Amish lifestyle throug
Come along on an adventure!
That's right, an adventure with Amish Lily Lapp and her two little brothers. Life with Lily introduces Lily Lapp who, beginning at age five, finds opportunities for blessings, laughter, learning, and mischief as she explores her Amish community and spends time with family and friends. Each chapter she's dealing with something in her everyday life from a new baby brother to a new teacher to what life throws in her way.

If you grow up with the series Little House on the
Geared for 8-12 year olds, this is the first in a new series Adventures with Lily Lapp. Lily is a 5 year old Amish girl, the oldest in her family. The book is actually based on the life of author Mary Ann Kinsinger who grew up Amish.
This book follows some of Lily's adventures in her Amish community, not much different than the adventures youngsters have in other faiths. Her mother gives birth to a new baby brother, Lily starts school, she is homeschooled for a season while they find a new teache
Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
I really enjoy the adult Amish books that I have read and this children's chapter book was no different. It is hard to imagine a world where children can still grow up so innocent and simple -- and so joyful.

Lily's favorite thing to do is play with her rag doll Sally - and if she can do it with her cousin Hannah, it is even better. You find the family often doing chores together, gathering eggs, planting a garden, or Lily helping out with her two younger brothers for her mom.

But not everythin
I had been looking forward to reading this little story for some time. My daughters have gotten interested in the Amish and this story will be perfect to read for bedtime stories to the little ones and the older ones will enjoy reading it themselves. I got this book for them for Christmas and couldn't resist reading it before I wrapped it up for them. At some point in the future I will update this review with their thoughts. This story is co-authored by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fishe ...more
My review:

I loved this sweet little book. Geared towards the youth fiction genre, it is a wonderful story about a sweet little Amish girl, Lily Lapp. Living with her parents and growing up on her family's little farm Singing Tree Farm, we follow her young days as she turns six and then seven. She begins school and enjoys it greatly, but her beloved teacher is in an accident, and school changes with the new school teacher. The book begins with the birth of her baby brother Daniel, who they call D
Meet Lily Lapp, a sweet and energetic little girl growing up in a small Amish community in upstate New York. Her Papa and Mama have just welcomed a new baby brother, making her a big sister for the second time, and she loves playing with her cousins and spending time with her Grandma and Grandpa who live nearby. It seems every day holds a new adventure, as Lily helps around the house and farm, goes to school, makes friends, and even occasionally gets into a bit of trouble. And, even as Lily is e ...more
Authors: Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell
October 2012
ISBN: 978-0800721329
Genre: Amish/tweener

Lily Lapp is five years old and growing up on a small Amish farm in upstate New York. She has a four year old brother, Joseph, and her mother just had a new baby, Dannie. Lily helps to plant the garden, thrills over a new cow and chickens given to her mama for Christmas and worries when her brother tries to fly and breaks an arm.

Lily thinks she knows ever
If a simple life without tech toys is but a distant memory, read Life With Lily. Today many children are often found frozen in front of a screen, have some form of entertainment dangling from their ears, and have thumbs troubled textitis. Not Lily and her friends. Everyday is a new adventure brimming with simple pleasures: playing with cats, climbing trees, helping mom in the house and garden and travelling by buggy to see grandma and grandpa. A stark contrast with the average child growing up i ...more
Maureen Timerman
What a joy it was to read this book. I savored it and made it last...trying not to read it all in one sitting. Each day as I walked my Grandson's to the bus...they are ages 5 and 7, I told them about the previous days story. They started begging for more, and could sure relate to Lily and her brothers.
This is the story of a little girl Lily Lapp, and her life in an Amish family. We travel with her and her extended family, her Amish community, her school life, and her home life. We meet a lot of
Review by my 11 year old daughter, who read the book:
Life with Lily is, I think, a book aimed for kids 8-12. In it, Lily tells of her adventures in daily life, including:

A new school
A mean neighbor
Mandy Mast, a girl intent upon making Lily's life miserable.
New farm animals
Mama's baby

While reading this book, it occurred to me how many tragedies took place in this book. On the other hand, lots of other more pleasing events came up.

This book is about an average Amish girl growing up in New York. Li
In “Life With Lily” we see the world through the eyes of a six-year-old Amish girl named Lily. We meet Lily as she is about to learn of the birth of her new brother. Lily is inquisitive, smart and adorable. Always willing to help, Lily takes care of her little brothers, helps her mother with the cooking and her father with the chores. There is always an abundance of work on an Amish farm and a lot of people to help, both young and old.

The Amish life is one of simplicity and resourcefulness. The
Karen Korb
About The Book: This is Book 1 in the ‘Adventures of Lily Lapp’ series. Lily is six in this story, just starting first grade in a one-room schoolhouse in upstate New York. Her parents are busy building a farm, and soon animals join the family—Jenny the cow and Chubby the miniature horse. A baby brother arrives, too, which Lily has mixed feelings about. (She wanted a sister!) Aside from a mischievous friend like Mandy Mast, Lily is happy at school and even happier at home. Trouble is brewing at t ...more
When I first saw this book, I was so happy to see another author publishing children's fiction books based on the life of the Amish. Such a cute book filled with stories from Lily's everyday life. The book is broken into short, easy to follow chapters based on different days of Lily's 7 year old life.

I must honestly say, that at first, I found this book very hard to follow and get "in to." However, after finding a very awesome story about friendship, I was hooked. "They will affect you, Lily, w
Interesting and sweet is how I describe the first of four "chapter books" Suzanne Woods Fisher has created focusing on the life of a young Amish girl named Lily.

Using inspiration from her co-author's life, Life with Lily is a novel written in the "chapter style" found in Little House on the Prairie.

Each chapter is a short vignette, focusing on a different piece from Lily's life.

The writing style is sweet. The chapters are the perfect length for either beginning readers or short bedtime treats.

When I was a little girl, I loved hearing stories about the Amish. My family had the opportunity to visit an Amish community on vacation one year and I instantly became enthralled with everything -- the clothes they wore, the food they ate, the horses and buggies, the sweet bonnets. This book would have been perfect for me! If you have a daughter from 8-12 years old, you share it with her!

Life with Lily tells the story of 6-year-old Lily Lapp. It's written almost as a journal of her day-to day l

A brand new series featuring a little 6 year old Amish girl and seeing life through her eyes as she goes about her and her family’s life. I have to say while this book is a juvenile fiction book I really enjoyed it, maybe because I’m tired of the same old romance stuff that seems to be proliferating on the Amish fiction scene. While the book says it’s geared to ages 8 to 12 years old I found it to be much more my 8 year old’s speed than my 10 year old’s – who is able to read much more extensive
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
I've been a huge fan of Christian Amish Fiction for many years now and sometimes it was hard to be able to relate to my youngest daughter how incredible the stories are and what life is like for the Amish people. It's a simple life, one free from complications that arise when you have too much going on in your life or with technology overload. So when the opportunity came along to review, Life with Lily, the first book in The Adventures of Lily Lapp series by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods ...more
Amy Bradsher
I loved Life with Lily! It's the perfect book for a young girl. While the book itself is quite thick, the prose flows smoothly and with clear, colorful vocabulary. Better yet, each chapter is its own small story within the context of the big book, so the the readers reach mini resolutions with each chapter. For those readers not accustomed to reading full-length chapter books, this is the perfect way step on that ladder!

As a mom, one of my favorite aspects of this book is the wholesomeness of th
A Fun Read Aloud

Set in upstate New York, in a small Amish community, 6 year-old Lilly Lapp and her family enjoy a simple life on their farm. Lily’s days are filled with helping her mother, collecting the eggs, school, and playing with her brothers; 4 year-old, Joseph, and baby Dannie.

As I read this story to my little girls we were able to take a peek into Amish life through the eyes of Lily. They learned that Lily is a lot like them, she likes to play with dolls, color, help her parents, and som
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Life with Lily
The Adventures of Lily Lapp - Book 1
By Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

Life with Lily is a delightful book starring five year old Amish Lily Lapp. Join Lily as she experiences the joys and hardships of growing up, starting school, and living on a farm in New York.

But life doesn't stay the same as Lily discovers all too soon. Some changes are good like a new baby brother and baby animals. But some changes aren't as nice but through it all Lily grows in her understanding
ACS Book-finder
"Life with Lily" by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne woods Fisher is the first to be released in a series called "The Adventures of Lily Lapp." The story is told through the eyes of Lily, a five-year old Amish child who shares her thoughts about the daily activities and joys of their simple lifestyle. Lily and Joseph, her younger brother, share in the work of the household and farm as well as the enjoyable times of play that their parents plan for them. Mama works especially hard to turn mundane t ...more
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Mary Ann Kinsinger was raised Old Order Amish in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. She met and married her husband, whom she knew from school days and started a family. After they chose to leave the Amish church, Mary Ann began a blog, A Joyful Chaos, as a way to capture her warm memories of her childhood for her own children. From the start, this blog found a ready audience and even captured the att ...more
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The Adventures of Lily Lapp (4 books)
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