Amos and Susie: An Amish Story

Amos and Susie: An Amish Story

by Merle Good, Cheryl A. Benner
     
 

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Rhymed couplets follow two Amish children through the 12 months of the year in Amos and Susie: An Amish Story. Children will love to follow the activities of the two youngsters through the colorful pages of this charming book--ice skating on a frozen winter pond, visiting a new baby, canning peaches in the summer, baling hay, and going to school.See more details below

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Rhymed couplets follow two Amish children through the 12 months of the year in Amos and Susie: An Amish Story. Children will love to follow the activities of the two youngsters through the colorful pages of this charming book--ice skating on a frozen winter pond, visiting a new baby, canning peaches in the summer, baling hay, and going to school.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A series of 12 disconnected, 4-line poems, one for each month, that relate different aspects of Amish life. Quilting and canning, the harvest, and a wedding are among the events described. Plot and character development are completely lacking, and even in the illustrations it is often difficult to identify the two children of the title. Amos and Susie do participate in some of the activities, but they are hardly major players. Good's sing-song verses are adequate, but fail to excite readers about this fascinating way of life. Even the barnraising seems static. Benner's brightly colored pictures are lovely when depicting landscapes, and the one for July's threshing evokes both the farmers' work ethic and the beauty of their countryside. However, the renderings of people are awkward almost to the point of grotesqueness. Overly large heads and clumsy facial features make the children look middle-aged. Materials about the Amish are enormously popular; unfortunately, this title does not do justice to these remarkable people.-Jeanne Marie Clancy, Upper Merion Township Library, King of Prussia, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780934672467
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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