Andy Maust likes to write poems, and he is not good at running or wrestling or any of the other activities that Amish boys his age enjoy. The other boys tease him mercilessly, and then Andy's dog disappears in a mysterious way. Drifters are roaming the Ohio countryside 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 and mdash;anywhere and mdashwhere he can be himself. Will Andy find contentment and peace in his new life, or will God call the prodigal son home?
The 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 and experiences from her childhood. Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series will love the spunky main characters and old-fashioned communities of the Ellie's People series.
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