Andy Maust likes to write poems, and he’s not good at running or wrestling or any of the other activities that Amish boys enjoy. The other boys tease him mercilessly, and then Andy’s dog disappears in a mysterious way. Drifters are roaming the country on trains, looking for work and a hot meal, and Andy begins to imagine running away from his troubles. He decides to catch a train to somewhere—anywhere—where he can be himself. Will Andy find contentment and peace in his new life, or will God call the prodigal home?
Book 6 of the Ellie’s People: An Amish Family Saga series. Ages 10 and up.
The ten books of the Ellie’s People series, beloved classics among young and old readers in Amish and Mennonite communities, are now available for today’s reader. Author Mary Christner Borntrager grew up Amish and based her novels on events in her Amish childhood. Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series will love learning to know spunky Ellie and her friends and family.
What’s new in the Ellie’s People series:
- Pennsylvania Dutch glossary at the end of each book
- A sample chapter from the next book in the series
- Language and examples updated for today’s readers