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A portion of the proceeds of this book goes to...


A portion of the proceeds of every copy of Plain Answers About the Amish Life is donated to an Amish-related nonprofit organization. Currently, donations are helping to provide mental health care services for the Amish through the "Caring Fund" of Philhaven, which is headquartered in Mt. Gretna, PA.

Philhaven is a non-profit behavioral healthcare organization offering a wide range of services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults in south central Pennsylvania. An agency of the Lancaster Conference of Mennonite Churches, Philhaven provides professional behavioral healthcare services in an atmosphere of Christian love and care.

Author Mindy Starns Clark is delighted to help such a worthy organization! To learn more, visit Philhaven's website. You may also enjoy reading about Green Pastures, the Amish-built and -run housing facility for Amish patients who are receiving treatment at Philhaven.

Green Pastures

Green Pastures

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Artwork for A Pocket Guide to Amish Life

All of the beautiful artwork in Plain Answers About the Amish Life was created by artist Amy Starns. High quality reproductions of these images are available through this website.

Amy Starns

The following images are available as high quality prints. All prints ship in black panel mount display mats with easel backings. Suitable for framing or use as is.

Print of an Amish Mother and Child (5X7) $12

Print of an Amish Horse and Buggy (5X7) $12

Print of an Amish Boy on Scooter (5X7) $12

Print of an Amish Family in Buggy (5X7) $12

Print of Amish Children's Clothing (5X7) $12

Print of an Amish Hat (4X6) $9

Print of an Amish Bonnet (4X6) $9

Print of a Lancaster County Windmill $9

Print of a Pennsylvania Dutch Pie $9

Pastel Notecards Featuring Images of Amish Life $10
Set includes 10 cards (2 of each design) and matching envelopes.
Suitable for mailing or framing.

Matted 3X4 Print Set in Pastel Gift Bag $12
Set of 5 different 3X4 prints of Amish art by Amy Starns,
matted with easel backings. Comes in a lovely pastel gift bag.
(Each set includes 5 assorted prints from those shown in the photo.)

Matted 5X7 Print Set $30
Set of 4 5X7 prints on assorted jewel-toned papers, matted in a black
panel mount display with easel backings. Suitable for framing or use as is.
(Color and images vary and may not be an exact match for those in the photo.)

Buggies parked at an Amish-related auction