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An Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding

by Richard Ammon, Pamela Patrick
     
 

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Anna is getting married! Amish weddings are in November, so the family has the whole summer to get ready. Between chores such as milking and haying, Anna's younger sister helps paint the house and put stamps on the invitations. Aunts and uncles arrive the day before the wedding to cook and to clear out the furniture and set up the benches usually used for church

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Anna is getting married! Amish weddings are in November, so the family has the whole summer to get ready. Between chores such as milking and haying, Anna's younger sister helps paint the house and put stamps on the invitations. Aunts and uncles arrive the day before the wedding to cook and to clear out the furniture and set up the benches usually used for church services. On the wedding morning they again arrive early, to cook thirty-five chickens and enough potatoes for three hundred people.


Finally, it is time. Anna, her groom, Samuel, and the wedding party descend the stairs. After Bishop Levi leads the couple in their vows and the last hymn is sung, the benches are turned into tables and it is time for the wedding meal.


The young narrator tells of the many activities leading up to this special day in her household and her own excitement at taking part in it. It is a time for aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors to gather in feasting, singing, and celebrating the new couple. Some of the ways are unique to the Amish, but they also reflect the joy, excitement, and fellowship of weddings everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Weddings are happy times, a time when family and friends gather to celebrate with the bride and groom and wish them well in their new life together. For the Amish, the same is true and the customs and traditions of this happy event are related in Ammon's book. Weddings take place in the fall after the harvest but before winter and they are only held on Tuesdays or Thursdays. There is plenty of food, hymn singing and fellowship. Aunts and uncles do all of the cooking and setting up, which is quite an undertaking for weddings that bring 300 guests. The pastel illustrations capture the simple dress, home life, and happiness that radiates from the faces of family and friends. It is a different way of life, but the joy of a wedding celebration is something everyone can share.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689816772
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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