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Young Elva loves her summer days---once her daily milking, household, and gardening chores are done. In book two of the Farm Life Series, author Elva Hurst spins a simple tale of a summer spent splashing in the creek on hot afternoons and singing hymns with the other youth at the hymn sing. When news of a wedding surfaces, the neighboring Amish and Mennonite families all pitch in to make the day special for the young couple.
Number of Pages: 72
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 7.25 X 5.25 (inches)|
Series: Farm Life
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Young Elva loves her summer daysonce her daily milking, household, and gardening chores are done. In book two of the Farm Life Series, author Elva Hurst spins a simple tale of a summer spent splashing in the creek on hot afternoons and singing hymns with the other youth at the hymn sing. When news of a wedding surfaces, the neighboring Amish and Mennonite families all pitch in to make the day special for the young couple.
This delightful story is a beautiful picture of a young girl discovering joy in a simple life centered on a loving family, a tightly knit community, and an active faith in God and just a little bit of mischief along the way.
Self-taught artist and gifted author Elva Hurst draws inspiration from her warm memories of growing up in a large conservative Mennonite family on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania. Now with a husband, four children, and a small farm of her own, she carves time out of her busy day to follow her passion for the arts and writingall from her kitchen table.
ACS Book FinderAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Age appropriate for 7-11 crowdAugust 20, 2014ACS Book FinderAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Farm Life Series consists of little chapter books for children - mostly girls - ages 7 to 11. I found Summer on the Farm to be a charming read that the author has shared from her very own experiences as a little girl growing up Mennonite.
Summer brings the joy of all sorts of things that simply are not available to do during the school year, but summer also brings additional chores or responsibilities for Elva. I love how this is written with language appropriate for the 7 to 11 crowd but it doesn't dumb-down the vocabulary. The length of the books is just right to present a little challenge and yet not overwhelm. Faith is brought out as simply a way of life for this family and for the individuals.
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Harvest House Publishers in exchange for this review. Opinions expressed are solely ours. No compensation was received for this review.