Just Plain Foolishness (Rachel Yoder Series #6)

Just Plain Foolishness (Rachel Yoder Series #6)

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by Wanda E. Brunstetter
     
 

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Welcome back to Lancaster County, and join lovable and outrageously rambunctious eleven-year-old Rachel Yoder, as she learns an important lesson about contentment. Rachel Yoder embarks on a topsy-turvy adventure, as she experiences feelings of jealousy and discontent with the arrival of a new baby sister and longings for things she doesn't have. . .'ventually

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Welcome back to Lancaster County, and join lovable and outrageously rambunctious eleven-year-old Rachel Yoder, as she learns an important lesson about contentment. Rachel Yoder embarks on a topsy-turvy adventure, as she experiences feelings of jealousy and discontent with the arrival of a new baby sister and longings for things she doesn't have. . .'ventually learning that she's still special and that "things" don't bring real happiness.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2–5—Eleven-year-old Rachel Yoder's summer is not going as planned in this volume (Barbour, 2008) by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Her family's barn burned down and their Amish community is pulling together to rebuild it. Rachel wants to help, but all anyone will let her do is haul water and make sandwiches. Meanwhile, her grandfather finally opens his greenhouse for business. Rachel can hardly wait to work there, but must help out in the house and at the family's roadside stand first. Worst of all, Rachel's mother is expecting a baby and Rachel is not at all sure she wants to be a big sister. When the baby is born on Rachel's birthday, she's more upset than ever and believes that everyone has forgotten her. When an English girl who she meets at the farmer's market invites her to join her and her brother on a trip to an amusement park, Rachel jumps at the opportunity without asking permission. There is clearly a message here, but the engaging story, light humor, and interesting characters keep it from feeling heavy-handed. Rachel's Amish faith and culture is respectfully presented and is a key element throughout the story. Ellen Grafton does a solid job of giving voice to Rachel and the other characters, and she clearly portrays the girl's angst. While this may not have broad appeal, it is a solid choice for listeners looking for a mild story with a touch of fun and likeable characters.—Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602601352
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Rachel Yoder Series, #6
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


New York Times, award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties.
Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com. 

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Just Plain Foolishness Rachel Yoder-Always Trouble Somewhere Wanda E. Brunstetter Barbour, 2008 ISBN: 9781602601352 Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com, 03/09 5 stars Rachel is back again.here comes trouble. Wanda E. Brunstetter does it again. Just Plain Foolishness is the continuing story of Rachel Yoder, an Amish pre-teen. This is book 6 in the series. Rachel has a new little sister, and she is feeling just a little jealous and left out. It seems she's always in the way. She and some of her English friends decide to go to an amusement park. Rachel does not ask permission. Her family is frantic with worry. When Rachel is around, trouble is not far away. I love this series. I always know that I can give them to a child to read without worrying about the content. Wanda E. Brunstetter allows readers a glimpse into the Amish lifestyle. Regardless of the culture, girls face the same emotions. They want to be loved, and when a new baby is around, they often feel left out.