#4: A Surprise for Lily
I love the Lily Lapp series!
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This review was written by my second oldest, Ã¢ÂÂBÃ¢ÂÂ.
A Surprise for Lily is another great book. The fourth in the series written by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher. I really like the Lily Lapp books. Lily has grown and matured so much throughout the series. A lot happens in this installment.
LilyÃ¢ÂÂs cousin, Hannah, and her family moves away and her grandpa passes away. I really felt bad about for Lily because Hannah was her best friend. Lily misses them very much. LilyÃ¢ÂÂs brother, Joseph, finds/gets a dog which he names Dozer, short for bulldozer. Joseph loves his pup and makes excuses for every naughty puppy thing he does, such as: stealing boots, pulling clothes off the line and digging in the garden. Lily does not quite appreciate DozerÃ¢ÂÂs talent for getting into mischief. :) I like Dozer, but could understand why Lily found him annoying. He caused Lily and Mrs. Lapp an awful lot of extra work.
The long awaited baby Ã¢ÂÂsisterÃ¢ÂÂ arrives and turns out to be a new brother, much to LilyÃ¢ÂÂs disappointment. Poor Lily, she waited so long for a sister.
Other news, Danny started going to school with Lily and Joseph, a new family comes to town, the Hershbergers, who have six children (3 boys and 3 girls). One of the boys, Harvey, who is nine and a bit of a trouble makerÃ¢ÂÂ¦..until LilyÃ¢ÂÂs mother helped the new teacher (Teacher Judith) with English classes and outwits him. He suddenly never acts up again. I donÃ¢ÂÂt think I could have treated Harvey the way Mrs. Lapp did. She did an amazing job.
Aaron Yoder still plagues Lily but she, Aaron and Harvey actually became friends in this book, after the boys helped Lily in two incidents Ã¢ÂÂ both involving Dozer, who she learned to appreciate and love. I loved the fact that Harvey, Aaron and Lily became friends, it showed how much Lily had grown up.
Two thumbs up from Ã¢ÂÂBÃ¢ÂÂ!
Ã¢ÂÂAvailable August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.Ã¢ÂÂ
September 20, 2013
Our sweet Lily is back. SheÃ¢ÂÂs eleven and Effie Kaufman is still the bane of her existence.
It looks like Lily is getting more than one surprise in this book. ItÃ¢ÂÂs just that some are bigger than others. Aaron Yoder and Harvey Hershberger were even involved in some of LilyÃ¢ÂÂs surprises.
Even though this is book four in The Adventures of Lily Lapp series, it is a good stand alone book with each chapter telling a different story. I look forward to more of LilyÃ¢ÂÂs adventures. She can certainly get herself into some messes.
***A special thank you to Lanette Haskins for providing a review copy.***
September 15, 2013
Lily's Adventures Continue
A Surprise for Lily is book four in Suzanne Woods Fisher's and Mary Ann Kinsinger's delightful Adventures of Lily Lapp series.
Lily is now 11 years old and continues to find adventure in her day-to-day activities. As she encounters big changes in her family, her school, her church, and her community, readers get an inside view of Lily's Amish life and learn more about a lifestyle both similar to and different from their own.
Lily's stories, while entertaining for adult readers, are especially suited for 8-12 year olds. The book functions well as a whole; or the chapters can be read in individual sittings, much like a collection of short stories.
The fact that Mary Ann Kinsinger grew up Amish lends an extra measure of credibility to the book. And Suzanne Woods Fisher's expert writing brings the stories to life for readers of all ages.
Young readers can have more fun with Lily at www.AdventuresofLilyLapp.com.
Thanks to Revell Publishing for providing a free copy of A Surprise for Lily in exchange for my honest review.
September 14, 2013
Change is in the air! chapter book ages 8-12
Thursday, September 12, 2013
A Surprise for Lily ~ Book 4, The Adventures of Lily Lapp, by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher, ÃÂ©2013
Lily Lapp, now in fifth grade and growing up fast, faces many changes including old friends leaving and new ones coming, the election of a new bishop, and a wedding. Includes facts about the Amish faith and way of life.
Ages 8 to 12, will enjoy reading the further adventures of Lily Lapp in A Surprise for Lily. But... no matter the age, you are going to love these little chapter books in the series. Fun! In Book 4, there are 29 chapters and "Questions about the Amish" which is very interesting too. It reminds me of the Little House books that talk about how they live and interact within the family and those nearby. The illustrations are the best!
It is a warm August day. Lily has finished pulling weeds in the garden and is on her way to her cousin Hannah's. The girls help can peaches and are excited about having a fun afternoon together.
They didn't tell anyone where they were going
or what they were going to do
because they didn't know they were going to do it
until they did it.
Thankfully they get rescued!
Mama's gardening boot is missing. She says she doesn't mind going to the garden without it but... not to the sweet corn patch with all the rocks. "And.. snakes," Lily thinks.
Lily and her brother, Joseph, go after the boot snatcher.
They are led into an old abandoned train tunnel
beyond the woods.
Company is coming! Mama fixes a picnic lunch and they go for an outing. They make a rescue!
Many adventures follow as Lily begins school. They will be having a new English teacher.
Changes come as the days continue. The Lapps get a new buggy horse so Jim doesn't have to climb the hills and back down again. That Effie Kauffman again is teasing Lily telling her Jim is going to the glue factory, not to new owners to a nice farm to rest.
Read A Surprise for Lily to find out the best surprise of all!
Oh, I love the dedications in the front!! From Suzanne ~ To my new little granddaughter, Kaitlyn Paige, my first. I've been waiting for you! And from Mary Ann ~ To my four children each of you have brought so much joy into my life. ~*~ a book a child, Mary Ann! Sweet.
***Thank you to Revell Blog Tour Network for sending me a copy of A Surprise for Lily. This review is written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
September 13, 2013