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A Big Year for Lily

(The Adventures of Lily Lapp #3)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 267 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Ruth Hill
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
I am quite pleased to offer my review for a book that is possibly the only series of its kind. Amish books are so widely popular, and this is the perfect series for introducing children to this cultural phenomenon. I was privileged to read the first book, but I somehow missed the second book. As outstanding as the first book was, this book is even better! I was thoroughly engaged, and I often lost track of time as I raced through the pages.

At times I felt that I was reading "Little House on the
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Becky
First sentence: Lily's toes felt tingly.

This is the third book in this contemporary Amish middle grade series. When the series first started Lily was oh-so-precious and just six years old. In this one she turns ten years old. She's matured so much since that first book. Which is both good and bad. Good because maturity is to be expected and appreciated. One can't stay frozen in time. It's impossible. Bad because I miss the Lily-that-was. The little-Lily made me laugh time and time again.

Lily at
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Rachel
As a continuation of the Lily series, this book continues the process of adjusting to the changes in Lily's community. With her parents' help, she manages the challenges of kids at school and embraces a relative moving back to her community. A great read for middle school girls and younger.
ACS Book-finder
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review: Another lovely, lively Lily Lapp tale! The third book in the series has enough details in it that it can be read without having read the first two volumes. It would make a perfect chapter book to read to young children or for a 6,7, 8 year-old and up to read alone.

As the family grows, Lily grows up gaining more responsibilities, often watching her baby brother, Paul. Her other siblings, Joseph and Dannie sometimes irritate her when she wants to spend time alone reading or painting pictu
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Kathleen E.
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thursday, July 25, 2013
A Big Year for Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher, ©2013

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
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Jalynn Patterson
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

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 d
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Lily Lapp is nine and for a young Amish girl there are as many challenges for her as any nine-year-old girl. Her first and foremost issue is dealing with Aaron Yoder, a boy that thrives on teasing Lily whenever the opportunity becomes available. When her pencil rolls off the desk and she bends over to retrieve it, he holds his hand over her head while the rest of her class laughs. Her only hope this year is that her Cousin Hannah is joining her. Perhaps dealing with Aaron with an ally by her sid ...more
Tammi
Quickly Becoming A Family Favorite!

Lily’s story continues in the Adventures of Lily Lapp series by Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger with book three -- A Big Year for Lily. This series has been recommended for children ages 8-12; although I have been reading these books aloud to my girls, ages 6 and 9, and I have found myself looking forward to our nightly reading times. I have even caught my boys ages 11, 14, and 17 listening in.

Amish children are not much different than “English” ch
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Laurie Carlson
This is the third book in The Adventures of Lily Lapp, A Big Year for Lily, and I think my favorite thus far! There will be a fourth in this series due out later which will complete it. These are absolutely charming books!
These Chapter Books are gems just waiting to be discovered by little girls ages 8-12, or anyone who likes/loves to read about the Amish, even adults! Surprisingly, I learned a lot from reading these books as well, and it amazed me because I read a lot of Amish books and thought
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Michele
A Big Year for Lily is book three in the Adventures of Lily Lapp series. I did not have the opportunity to review the second book in the series. Since Justin and Kaden and I enjoyed the first book so much we picked up the second book in the series at the library to read before we started on this current book!

Can I just say that Lily is just precious! Lily is now turning 10 and her life is just full of adventure and fun! Of course there are also lessons to be learned that are not always fun and e
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Kristin
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Once again I had the pleasure of reviewing a book in the Lily Lapp series.

These are super cute and enjoyable to read with your children!

The lessons that Lily learns and the mischief that she gets into reminds me a lot of my own ten year old daughter so I look forward to sharing this story with her. I am sure that she will enjoy this story just as much as I have!

These are still enjoyable by an adult because it feels as if we’re reading about our own children. It captures the authentic joy, tho
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Laura
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: A BIG YEAR FOR LILY
Authors: Mary Ann Kinsinger, Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell
July 2013
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2134-3
Genre: Young adult/Amish

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
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Create With Joy
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Have you ever wondered:

* What's it like to grow up Amish?
* How do the lives of Amish children different from yours?
* In what ways are Amish children similar to you?

If so, The Adventures Of Lily Lapp Series is for you!

The Adventures Of Lily Lapp Series is a 4-book series of stories, written with children ages 8 to 12 in mind, about a young Amish girl named Lily Lapp. Each book in the series chronicles a period of her life – starting at age six – and the experiences and adventures she goes through
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Big Year for Lily
The Adventures of Lily Lapp #3
By Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

A new school year is about to begin and Lily couldn't be happier, especially when she sees that she will be sitting next to cousin Hannah. But to Lily's utter shock and amazement Hannah isn't of the same frame of mind as she is where Aaron Yoder is concerned.

But growing up isn't easy and sometimes it isn't fair either. Effie Kauffman is as much a bully as ever and Lily and her friends are the target o
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Mason
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The gentle ways of the Amish are seen through the eyes of nine-year-old Lily Lapp as she goes about her daily living in their new Pennsylvania home.

Life in the new area has been filled with surprises, both good and bad for Lily. She enjoys living near her cousin Hannah, but she has some problems with Effie Kauffman, a girl in her school who likes to play pranks. And then there’s Aaron Yoder, a boy she’s not sure about anymore. In addition, Lily’s life takes on new problems and adventures when sh
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Amy Bradsher
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lily is back, and she's better than ever! We loved the newest installment of the Lily Lapp series. Within a week of receiving the book, my daughter read it twice - and is working her way through the series again. Any book that will encourage a love of reading like that is a winner in my book.

A Big Year for Lily is as full of childish adventures and parental wisdom as the first Lily book. She deals with issues like what is truth?, who are my friends?, and how important is stuff?. The story teache
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Patricia Kemp Blackmon

Lily is approaching 10 yrs old, which is an important time for a young girl in the Amish community. She still likes to play with dolls with her friends, but one girl in particular seems to rub her the wrong way. No matter what Lily does this girl claims do it better if she can't she says it isn't lady like and should not be done. Dolls is one of the things this young girl thinks they are too old to play anymore. This girl and a particular boy at school are always causing trouble for someone espe
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Vera Godley
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
We became friends with young Lily in book 1 of the series and continue our friendship in book 3 - A Big Year for Lily. Lily has her 10th birthday and that's a very big year in the life of a young Amish girl. She begins to dress differently, socialize differently, and supposedly behave differently.

But Lily is Lily and try as she might, she finds herself in one scrape after another. At school she contents with the boys - specifically one who seems to torment her and yet takes up for her. She has a
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Marianne
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was absolutely great to be back in Pennsylvania with the Lapp family, and especially with Lily. She is such a fun girl, so active, both physically and in her imagination, dreams and projects. Not all of her projects turn out like she envisions them to, but turn out they do. Add in her cousin and best friend Hannah and you are either chuckling at their antics or cringing at the eventual outcome. Typical ten year olds who do not have access to entertainment except books and what they make thems ...more
Maureen Timerman
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I just finished the third book in this series, and as usual I want more. The is a darling story of a loving Amish family, and among them is their nine year old daughter Lily. She becomes 10 during this book, and for an Amish girl it is a big step to womanhood.
Loved as she experiences big girl, or womenly dresses. Picking her own fabric, will she make the right choices. She will gain some new duties, and loose some fun things she enjoyed.
She loves that her cousin Hannah now lives nearby, but doe
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Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Big Year for Lily continues the journey of Lily Lapp and her family. I have really

enjoyed this series and seeing the Amish lifestyle through one of the younger generation.

Now in their new life in Pennsylvania, and Lily’s everyday life is an adventure, some good and some bad, but it all weaves together and gives readers a heartwarming adorable story to read.

I read a lot of Amish books, and I really enjoyed a different take on the Amish life from Lily. The characters of Lily and her girlfriends
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My Book Addiction and More MBA
A BIG YEAR FOR LILY by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher is an interesting Amish inspirational YRSER Fiction for ages 8-12. #3 in "The Adventures of Lily Lapp", but can be read as a stand alone. See," Life With Lily", and "A New Home for Lily". Lily and some of her friends Beth, Hannah, and Effie are turning 10 years old,and of course you have a boy involved, Aaron Yoder. Filled with fun,friendship,surprises,forgiveness,and love. With a bit of laughter and lots of Amish life, you don't ...more
Annie Kate
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, kid-lit
Delightful Lily Lapp is back in a third book, A Big Year for Lily. Lily, an Amish girl, is growing older, and so are her classmates. Effie Kaufman still causes her endless grief, Aaron Yoder sometimes actually seems nice, and cousin Hannah has chosen the worst boy in the school to admire. Teacher Rhoda is still as sweet and fair as ever, but now she has a secret that Lily and Hannah discover.

At home, Lily’s little brothers are growing up, too, and they get into endless trouble. What else can you
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Lenore Webb
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Now I have a special book for my Granddaughter. She loves to read and at 9 years old I think that A Big Year for Lily by Suzanne Fisher Woods is perfect. Sorta a cross between the start of Little House on the Prairie books and jump up from the Beatrix Potter books. Perfect for beginning on chapter books and innocent enough for young girls. Suzanne you need a series for the boys next. I know that this is the second Lily Lapp book that I have read. But the first I am passing down to my Granddaught ...more
Jan
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: firstreads
I really enjoyed reading A Big Year for Lily. It was nice to read from the perspective of a 9 year old girl who turns 10 and is Amish. I learned a lot about the Amish way of life that I did not know before. I can't wait to try the recipe in the back of the book. I will be looking for more books in this series.
Amy
Jul 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Great book for girls. Reminded me alot of Little House on Prairie series. Just fun day to day adventures in Lily's life. Read my complete review here:http://myseasonsofopportunities.blogs...
Katie
It is a very good book and a great description of
the Amish culture and a lesson of friendship.
Annie
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love this series. I am looking forward to reading the next one!
Pat
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this one the most of the 3 books so far. Where Lily goes--trouble seems to follow. Even when Lily is doing anything--she gets into trouble! Very enjoyable!!!
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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

Other books in the series

The Adventures of Lily Lapp (4 books)
  • Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #1)
  • A New Home for Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp, #2)
  • A Surprise for Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #4)