Monday, April 7, 2014

A New Home for Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

I was surprised when my granddaughter said to me that she was not happy because she was missing one of the "Lily" books.  She had 3 of them and was missing Book 2.  She said that there was lots of space in time in between the episodes and she really wanted it badly.  So I got her one.  But of course, I had to read it quickly to make sure she would like it.  And you know what?  She definitely will!  I even liked it.

In this story Lily and her family leave their home and community in New York and move to Pennsylvania.  Lily is not immediately happy with things as the first appear in her new place.  Her home was not pretty and her schoolmates were mostly boys except for two people, one of which was Effie and she was not Lily's idea of a friend.  Beth seemed to be the best choice for her.  And then there was the most annoying boy ever in her school, Aaron Yoder.  And two years in a row his desk was by hers.  He was the worst boy ever.

Teacher Rhoda was definitely a nice teacher and Lily was happy about this.  She was also happy about the goats as you can see by the cover. 

Lily experiences day to day joys, disappointments and things that many girls her age experience.  This book was a nice read for young girls and I know my granddaughter will love this one as much as the others.  Lily even has a new baby in the family, however, not the little sister she was hoping for.

I am sure that your daughters and granddaughters will enjoy this book and have lots of fun reading it.  Seeing the happiness in new friends, times that are not so happy and other times when you wonder why people do the things they do.  Heartwarming, fun and a good read for young readers!

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