Monday, September 16, 2013

A Surprise for Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

  • Age Range: 8 and up 
  • Series: The Adventures of Lily Lapp (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800721357
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721350

Change is brewing for Lily Lapp. Her favorite cousin, Hannah, moves away and Harvey Hershberger, a boy with a talent for trouble, moves right in. Harvey's antics stir up the entire schoolhouse, and his fondness for Lily gets under Aaron Yoder's skin. Add in a mischievous dog rescued by Lily's brother, an old Shawnee Indian and a mother bear, and a secret Lily's mother is keeping, and you've got a recipe for laughter, love, and big surprises.

Girls ages 8 to 12 will love navigating the changes in Lily's world with her in this final book in the sweetly simple Adventures of Lily Lapp series.

My take on this book:
Oh no  say it isn't so, I can't believe this is the last book in the Lily Lapp series! I have loved following the adventures of Lily, and connecting with her family in each book in the series. 
The latest installment of The Adventures of Lily Lapp is all about the changes going on in Lily's life. Her favorite cousin is moving away, Lily is in the fifth grade, and while she is Amish so many things that go on with her could actually happen with any young girl Amish or not. That's the thing that makes this wonderful series so great, it's so easy to connect with. Readers get a glimpse of Amish life, the way a community pulls together, and how important family is. Young readers are going to love the antics that go on, but they are going to come away with several valuable lessons as well.While this is the fourth book in the series, it can easily be read as a stand alone book, that said I have loved each book in the series and would highly recommend it to anyone young or old. A series that will provide a few sad times, more than a few chuckles and leave you feeling better for having read it. I hope that the author's continue this series, because I feel like young Lily still has plenty of stories to share! 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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