Out of Control–Book 3
Rachel’s back—lessons in patience test her self-control!
Rachel is driving her Amish friends and family buggy with her lack of patience, which brings her trouble at every turn. Will Rachel spend the entire winter getting into more trouble than her Lancaster County family and schoolmates can handle? Or will she finally discover that patience has its own rewards?
New Beginnings—Book 4
Rachel’s back—with a rotten attitude and “New Beginnings!”
Rachel has been out-of-sorts ever since her cousin Mary moved away. When a new girl, Audra, shows up at the Amish schoolhouse, Rachel soon finds herself with a stinky sandwich, a mud-spattered dress, a sore nose, and a rotten attitude. As things go from bad to worse, Rachel’s in danger of losing more than one friend. Will she ever learn the value of forgiveness?
What young readers are saying about Rachel Yoder books:
“…I love Rachel a lot. I feel like my life is a lot like hers.”
“…I didn’t really like reading much until I started reading your books.”
“…I think it’s really neat to hear about a different way of life than our own.”
“…After I started reading I couldn’t stop.”
“…I really like your books and find the Amish language very interesting.”
“Thanks for writing the Rachel Yoder books. Most of the time I’m going through the same things she is.”
“…I really like her cat Cuddles.”
Complete series information and web link below:
Always Trouble Somewhere Series—Zany Stories of Rachel Yoder, Books 1-8, by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Barbour Publishing, 2009, 160 Pages, Ages 9-12, $7.95 Each
Rachel Yoder’s rambunctious adventures are set in a Pennsylvania Amish farm community where she lives with her siblings and parents. The series covers Rachel’s antics from age nine to eleven. Her adventurous spirit, driven by her dare-devil curiosity brings more reprimands than tolerant grins from her Amish teachers and family. Whether she brings frogs to church, takes wild buggy rides, or deals with a cranky, ornery cat on the loose, Rachel’s hilarious, challenging predicaments keep the pages turning.
Stories also deliver unforgettable teachings, such as lessons about love, forgiveness, patience, forgiveness and happiness. Other times Rachel’s experiences teach life isn’t always fair, or that rumors, gossip, and making assumptions brings real trouble. Join this charming, unforgettable home-grown girl with her zany escapades that spark smiles and laughter as she learns the values of being helpful, responsible and dependable.
Brunstetter’s Dutch terms in italics are followed by English words in parenthesis. For example, danke means [thanks], Katz [cats], or bruder [brother]. A glossary with a complete listing of Dutch terms is in the front of the book.
A variety of recipes, such as “Homemade Bubble Solution” and “Directions for Making Pressed Flowers,” among many other interesting ones complete each chapter book. This is an excellent series for young readers.
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