Welcome to Holmes County, Ohio, where twins Mattie and Mark Miller can’t seem to agree on anything. When their disagreements start to cause big trouble in their Amish community, will these energetic ...

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Double Trouble Book 1: What a Pair!

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Welcome to Holmes County, Ohio, where twins Mattie and Mark Miller can’t seem to agree on anything. When their disagreements start to cause big trouble in their Amish community, will these energetic nine-year-olds call a truce and acknowledge that their differences are what make them so special? You’ll fall in love with the first release in the Double Trouble series from bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter.

Double Trouble Series:
Book 1 - What a Pair!
Book 2 - Bumpy Ride Ahead
Book 3 - Bubble Troubles
Book 4 - Green Fever

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Novelist Brunstetter, who specializes in Amish fiction, kicks off a series for younger readers. The two Millers of the title are soon-to-be nine-year-old twins, part of a large Amish family in Holmes County, Ohio. They play, bicker a bit, eat often, go to school, regularly get in very minor trouble (for example, Mark falls off the roof of the chicken coop into animal manure and Mattie loses track of her baby sister). When the twins, whose temperaments are very different, get a bicycle built for two for their ninth birthday, they also learn about working together. It’s very safe and edifying, even instructive, given the glossary and brief introduction to the Amish culture in the book’s front matter. Compared to much other middle-grade fiction, though, it’s slow-moving. Ages 8–12. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607428602
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Series: Double Trouble, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 426,204
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.
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  • Posted June 1, 2012

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    For ages 8 and up, a book about the Amish just for them

    There are so many mothers that are reading about the Amish faith and the families that make it up. This is a book that your child can read that explains the faith and as they read alone with Mom. In the front of the book there is an explanation telling what the Amish Faith is all about and it also has a list of the words that are different than we use. So your child can understand as they begin to read this very good book. I am a great-grandmother and I loved it and chuckled alone nodding my head as I read. Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the first authors that wrote only about the Amish, and she is one of the best. There are so many now trying to get in on this popular story line, but I still love anything that comes out by Wanda. Now about this book for the child age 8 and up. The twins Mattie and Mark Miller of an Amish couple are so different you would never know in their actions that they are twins. They are nine years old and do not agree on anything. With this being the way they are you can bet they are always getting into trouble. They would pull tricks on their friends and scare them almost to death and then the parents would have to step in. As most children they always loved to go to their grandparents house but they didn't know that grandpa and grandma Troyer knew about all the little tricks they played, and they loved the little frog house grandpa came up with never realizing he knew about the frog Mark had put in the sugar bowl. That is just a little sample of this story so go out or order your child one for some good summer reading. Thanks so much to Wanda E. Brunstetter and Barbour Publishing for sending me this free book, so I could post a review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2015

    Whatapair,pic This is the first in a series focused on the Am


    This is the first in a series focused on the Amish way of life and nine year old twins, Mattie and Mark. Targeted for middle grade readers ages eight through twelve, the book is a fun and educational introduction to a way of life misunderstood by most observers.

    Brunstetter begins by explaining that the Amish are group of people who live a plain life without using many modern things; a simple plausible way to explain to children why they are different but not strange. The author goes on to give examples as to how they live and work both in the past and present.

    She provides a glossary of the Amish language words which are used liberally throughout the story. Readers will love these feisty twins with diametrically opposed personalities. What they do have in common is a love of life, family, and kind hearts. For example, Mattie is a dreamer, Mark a scholar, Mattie is cautious, Mark an adventurer, Mattie loves dogs, and Mark loves cats. Mattie is a great baseball player, while Mark cringes when he sees a bat and ball. As the reader follows one humorous adventure after another, what comes through is deep commitment to family, society and community, and a story about two children experiencing the same problems any tween faces. The book will appeal to both genders.

    On their birthday, the twins receive an unexpected gift from their grandparents. This gift will require them to learn how to work together. When an unexpected emergency arises, the twins learn the real value of teamwork. The plot has lots of twists and turns and many different scenarios to appeal to a wide variety of reader interests. Text is interesting and challenging, yet not too overwhelming. Lots of humor, adventure, family fun, good values and the benefit of learning about a culture few have experienced first hand. Highly recommended for tweens and young adult readers or anyone interested in understanding Amish society.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2015

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    So good i would read it![and i'm 10}i am buying the next book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    I loved it!

    A lot of trouble goes on Mattie and Mark!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Good so far

    I read the other review and so I got the free sample of this book.I like it and cannot wait to see what happens next. I also really enjoyed the Rachel Yoder books by Mrs. Brunstetter also.

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    Posted October 14, 2013

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