New York Times bestselling and 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.
The Wisdom of Solomon: A Solomon Lapp and Friends Amish Storybookby Wanda E. Brunstetter, Phil A. Smouse
Your kids will love this delightfully written and beautifully illustrated storybook about a young Amish boy named Solomon Lapp and his sister Sara. Growing up amid the beautiful rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the children encounter everything from dark, dancing shadows to loose chickens, quilt-eating goats, and mischief-making siblings. From one
Your kids will love this delightfully written and beautifully illustrated storybook about a young Amish boy named Solomon Lapp and his sister Sara. Growing up amid the beautiful rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the children encounter everything from dark, dancing shadows to loose chickens, quilt-eating goats, and mischief-making siblings. From one adventure to another in twelve intriguing chapters, Solomon and his friends learn life lessons about courage, brotherly love, helping, obedience, kindness, and more. This enchanting storybook will not only entertain but inspire, teaching children Christian values and the wisdom of God.
- Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews
Solomon Lapp is a young Amish boy who lives with his Daed (dad), Mamm (mom), brothers Mervin, Clarence, Paul, Aaron, and Owen, and sisters Sara, Barbara, Katie, and Carolyn, on a farm among the rolling hills near Bird-in-Hand in Lancaster County, PA. He is a very smart boy who always gets the best grades in school. However, this doesn’t mean that there are no important life lessons left for Solomon to learn. As Solomon, his family, his other relatives, and his friends experience barn raisings, raging bulls, and “huge” spiders, they are taught about such important character traits as sharing, helping others, being cheerful, and showing friendship. Wanda Brunstetter is one of my wife’s favorite authors. Most of her books are about the Amish, series for adults such as “The Daughters of Lancaster County” which I have read, and for children such as “Rachel Yoder” which I have not. Often known as The Wisdom of Solomon Lapp, this book consists of twelve stories, each beginning with a Scripture reference, that apply the thoughts of the Bible passages to practical affairs of everyday life. For instance, in the very first chapter Solomon finds out that true wisdom comes only from God when the “sage advice” that he so freely dispenses to others doesn’t always work. Youngsters will get an authentic glimpse into the Amish lifestyle, including some Amish terms that are sprinkled throughout the stories with a glossary to explain them included in the back. But one doesn’t have to be Amish to appreciate the value of the stories in this book.
Solomon and his friends learn life lessons about courage, brotherly love, helping, obedience, kindness, and more.
The Wisdom of Solomon, by Wanda E. Brunstetter, like most of her books takes place in an Amish community. Solomon Lapp and his sister, Sara, live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This delightful book is an anthology of twelve short stories, sure to please children 5-8 years of age. Each story begins with a scripture from Proverbs. The moral of the stories are easy to discern. Asking God before speaking, sharing, Jesus watches over you when you are sleeping, and having a happy heart are just a few of the lessons found in this book. Illustrator Phil A. Smous uses bold colors to catch the eye of reader. Each illustration compliments the story. The glossary in the back of the book defines Amish words that may be unfamiliar. My copy of The Wisdom of Solomon is a hardback book, well-bound, and should hold up under repeated handling by children. Smudges and smears from little hands are easily washed off the cover. I've always enjoyed Wanda Brunstetter's books, and this one did not disappoint me. I shared it with one of my grandsons. He was fascinated with the story and giggled at many of the adventures of Solomon, Sara, and their friends.