Saturday, October 6, 2012

Life With Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

When looking for books to share with young family members, I try to Printfind something that is wholesome and entertaining that they will enjoy.

LIFE WITH LILY by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher fits this bill perfectly. This delightful story begins as 5-year-old Lily Lapp is whisked to her grandparents just before the arrival of her baby brother. The Lapps live on a small Amish farm in upstate New York. The story follows the escapades of the young girl detailing the Amish lifestyle through her eyes.

LIFE WITH LILY is the first installment in THE ADVENTURES OF LILY LAPP series featuring four novels. The book is recommended for ages 8 to 12, but is a charming story readers of all ages will enjoy. While the writing may be more advanced than younger readers (under 8) can handle, it is a great book for parents to read from to their youngsters. The short chapters makes it perfect for a nightly read as youngsters get ready for sleep.

Combining Kinsinger’s stories from growing up Amish with Fisher’s style of writing and you have a new series that will delight readers of all ages for years to come. 

LIFE WITH LILY gives readers a glimpse at a lifestyle ma
ny know little about. There is even a short section in the back of the book answering questions about the Amish. Throughout the book there are beautiful illustrations that depict Lily’s life.

In addition, the authors have created a website where youngsters and fans of Lily can find out more about her and her family. Visitors can also play games, download coloring pages from Lily’s books and much more. The site is

Lily is a cheerful character readers will want to follow as she grows and learns.

Available October 2012  at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Life With Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher, Book One of The Adventures of Lily Lapp, Revell, @2012, ISBN: 978-0800721329, Paperback, 288 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book as part of a blog tour and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Do you enjoy books that have some bases in fact? Do you enjoy learning about different lifestyles? Thanks so much for visiting today.


  1. Mason - What an interesting-sounding story. I always like it when young people's books de-mystify people from other cultural groups and it sounds as though this one does just that. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Hi, Mason! I think it would be interesting to learn more about the Amish and their way of life. Thanks for sharing about this series and providing a website link.

  3. Thanks so much for highlighting this book today - my mom and I were just looking for books to purchase for my 8 year old niece and we like the fact she would be learning about a different culture, can get more info from the website and even get some games/coloring pages.


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