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What a Pair!

(Double Trouble #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Welcome to Holmes County, Ohio, where twins Mattie and Mark Miller can’t seem to agree on anything. When their disagreements start to cause big trouble in their Amish community, will these energetic nine-year-olds call a truce and acknowledge that their differences are what make them so special? You’ll fall in love with the first release in the Double Trouble series from ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Barbour Books
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Barbara Ann
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing


This is the first in a series focused on the Amish way of life and nine year old twins, Mattie and Mark. Targeted for middle grade readers ages eight through twelve, the book is a fun and educational introduction to a way of life misunderstood by most observers.

Brunstetter begins by explaining that the Amish are group of people who live a plain life without using many modern things; a simple plausible way to explain to children why they are different but not strange. The author goes
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Double Trouble - It's just the beginning!...

Twins Mattie and Mark Miller are as different as night and day. Mattie is ticklish; Mark isn't. Mattie loves dogs; Mark loves cats. Mattie is serious; Mark is a practical joker. (And that isn't even the half of it!)

It seems there isn't anything these energetic nine year olds can agree on.

When their disagreements begin to cause big trouble in their Holmes County, Ohio, Amish community, will Mattie and Mark call a truce before it's too late?

Oct 17, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013-new
Sara Jane Kehler
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a Pair! is wholesome entertainment for your child. It's clean, and full of childhood pranks and healthy family interactions. I would gladly allow my children to read any of the books in the Double Trouble series.

I appreciated the fact that this book was written from a faith inspired background, and although it is primarily about the Amish, the references to faith are compatible with all Christian faith.

I only gave What a Pair! four stars because it moved too slowly and didn't have enough
Lynda Knapp
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

What a Pair is definitely a great title for this wonderful story. These two get into so much and have fun doing it (mostly). I was glad to read that they were told about how each one of them were special and unique, but that they would have to learn to work together.
April Suter
Oct 08, 2012 rated it liked it
A book for the elementary or middle school reader about a set of Amish twins and all the trouble they get in. In this first book of the series Mattie and Mark have their 9th birthday party. It has great messages on how to apoligize and think of others.

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Aug 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Review by R.F.: "I liked how the twins were always getting in trouble. I would recommend this book to someone who wants an easy read."
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
My daughters enjoyed this a lot because they are twins,too. Simple, funny stories with problems that most kids have with siblings - good book!
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New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith,

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