Reuben (#04 in Ellie's People Series)
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Growing up in an Amish home is no protection from peer pressure. Reuben struggles to balance wanting to prove himself to his friends and living up to the expectations of his parents. On a dare Reuben tries to show how fast his horse Princess can run and trouble erupts. In the aftermath, Reuben wonders if he will ever again feel at peace with himself.
:Amish teenager Reuben Weaver wants to do the right thing; it's just that when he and his friends are together, the temptation to follow their mischievous schemes and try to prove himself can be strong.
Reuben, the great-great-grandson of Ellie Maust, whom readers came to love in book 1 of Ellie's People, treasures his Amish way of life and tries to use good sense, but he tests his parents? patience with fights in the schoolyard and dares involving stilts and barbed wire.
When Reuben gets his dream horse, Princess, he is the envy of all his friends. When Reuben agrees to a dare to prove how fast his horse can run, tragedy erupts. Pride may go before a fall, but can any good happen when you pick yourself up?
Borntrager was one of 10 children born to Amish parents. She attended teacher training institute at Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, VA. She is an active member of the Hartville Mennonite Church.
- :1.the Secret</br>2.dozens Of Cousins</br>3.cat?s Eyes And Aggies</br>4.for Keeps</br>5.they Fell Into My Pocket</br>6.stilts And Fences</br>7.trouble At School</br>8.plow A Straight Furrow</br>9.horseshoes And Corn Silk</br>10.the Apple Schnitzing</br>11.deitsch Is Best</br>12.our Maust Book</br>13.willy Spends The Night</br>14.mystery In The Oat Bin</br>15.thanks, Molasses Face</br>16.it?s Ready</br>17.what Does It Matter?</br>18.that Rock</br>19.the Horse Sale</br>20.my Horse, My Friend</br>21.the Horse Race</br>22.on My Own Feet</br>23.a Victory Won</br>24.no Greater Love</br>25.peace At Last</br>pennsylvania Dutch Glossary</br>reuben?s Family Tree</br>excerpt From Polly</br>the Author