These character building stories provide a refreshing change from most modern readers, offering a realistic view of life, instead of the imaginary world. Children are well disciplined, show respect for God and parents, and do chores. Animals are real farm animals, not animated talking creatures that wear clothes. The Amish use no electricity so these books are printed on old fashioned printing presses.
Some stories are set in Amish farm life, others take place in the time of Jesus or in other historical settings, many are true-to-life incidents. In the older grades, the books contain many faith-promoting stories and touching poems. The poetry is wonderful for memorization!
Simple black-and-white illustrations do not depict human beings (an Amish practice). These hardback books are treasures, especially in the older grades.