All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown

All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown

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by Sydney Taylor, Beth Krush, Joe Krush
     
 

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Sydney Taylor grew up among immigrant families on New York City's Lower East Side prior to World War I and wrote the All-of-a-Kind Family series for her daughter. This sequel finds talented Ella, mischievous Henny, studious Sarah, dreamy Charlotte, and little Gertie helping Mama with their new baby brother, Charlie. Sydney Taylor’s charming books capture the everyday…  See more details below

Overview

Sydney Taylor grew up among immigrant families on New York City's Lower East Side prior to World War I and wrote the All-of-a-Kind Family series for her daughter. This sequel finds talented Ella, mischievous Henny, studious Sarah, dreamy Charlotte, and little Gertie helping Mama with their new baby brother, Charlie. Sydney Taylor’s charming books capture the everyday life of a home with little money but lots of love and good times to share.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-It is a feat worth noting when a children's book survives from generation to generation. The All of a Kind Family books by Sydney Taylor evoke a simpler and gentler time, and have been rediscovered anew since the 1950s. The setting is New York's Lower East Side, teaming with immigrants. The author portrays a loving Jewish family, and paints a rich tapestry of their experiences in pre-World War I America. In All of a Kind Family Downtown (IPG Chicago, 1988 reprint ed.), the five sisters are at the center of their loving family. Their laughter, adventures, and old-fashioned activities will delight sensitive readers. Suzanne Toren's nuanced reading brings the characters to life. She perfectly captures the voices of the young sisters, and her rendition of the immigrant accents of New York keeps the reading lively. While the story is not gripping by today's standards, children will find themselves captivated by the family's warmth and humor, and fascinated by the details of Jewish life and celebrations at the beginning of the 20th century.--Emily Herman, Mary Lin Elementary School, Atlanta, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780929093017
Publisher:
Taylor Productions Ltd
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
All-of-a-Kind Family Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Sydney Taylor grew up among immigrant families on New York City's Lower East Side prior to World War I and wrote the All-of-a-Kind Family stories for her daughter.

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