This endearing story invites readers ages seven to eleven to share in a few of young Elva\'s adventures while working the autumn harvest with her family and attending school in rural Lancaster County. While abiding by the traditions of her Mennonite faith, she steps from one fun adventure to another.
Every family member, including children like Elva, help gather the fruits and vegetables from the orchards and gardens and then join the efforts to preserve the bounty. Is it all work and no fun? Certainly not! Find out what happens when Teacher invites the girls in Elva\'s class to a sleepover. Read about the day Elva decides to teach herself to play her brother\'s guitar—without his permission. Much can happen—and does—between chores!
Self-taught artist and gifted author Elva Hurst draws inspiration from her warm memories of growing up in a large conservative Mennonite family on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania. Now with a husband, four children, and a small farm of her own, she carves time out of her busy day to follow her passion for the arts and writing—all from her kitchen table.
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