Reuben and the Fire by Merle Good

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Reuben, an Amish boy with five sisters, witnesses the burning of a neighbor's barn and experiences the excitement of the barnraising that follows.
 

About Merle Good

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Merle Good has written numerous books and articles about the Amish, including the beautiful book Who Are the Amish? In addition to The People's Place (an educational center about the Amish and Mennonites in Intercourse, Pennsylvania, he and his wife, Phyllis, oversee a series of projects in publishing and the arts. They live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and are the parents of two daughters. Moss, one of America's most celebrated artists, is a phenomenon: in her gifts and imagery, her popularity, and in her ability to communicate on many levels to many people.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Good Books. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An episodic story--contrived to showcase an illustrator whose art frequently features the Amish--about a little boy who's tired of being bossed by his many sisters, enjoys the animals on the family farm, and witnesses a barn burning and the community barn raising that follows.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Reuben is an Amish boy who lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he and his five sisters travel from here to there in buggies rather than cars.

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