For the Amish, each season is filled with hard work. But there is always time for friendship, too. Let young Anna guide you through a year on her family's farm. In early spring, as Anna milks the cows, tends the chickens, and finishes her other chores, she thinks about flying her kite high in the breeze. Throughout the summer, Anna helps her mother in the garden. In the fall, Anna begins fourth grade at the one-room Amish school. Celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas at home, the young girl enjoys the food and laughter. On cold winter evenings, she and her family play games. And at school, Anna and her classmates look forward to longer days and the return of spring. Richard Ammon has many Old Order Amish friends. His affection for them adds a special warmth to An Amish Year. As young readers hear about Anna's world, they will also learn the fascinating customs and history of the Amish community. Also available: Richard Ammon's An Amish Christmas.