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Unknown Binding, 138 pages
Published April 1976 by Atheneum Books (first published 1976)
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Although fictionalized, this journey with Samuel shows us many of the finer, less known customs of Amish living. Samuel dreams of owning a car and going out into the world but the pressures of the ordnung weigh heavily on his mind. We meet his family and neighbors and tag along to learn of the customs and requirements of being Amish.

Most of the book was pretty interesting, there was a bit in the middle where my attention lagged but it gave a more clear look at Amish life. It seemed not all that
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Carolyn Meyer is as versatile a writer as you will find. Along with historical fiction and realistic novels for young adults she has written nonfiction for young adults and books for younger readers on topics as diverse as the Amish, the Irish, Japanese, Yup'ik Eskimos, a rock band, rock tumbling, bread baking, and coconuts. And ten of her books have been chosen as Best Books for Young Adults by t ...more