All-of-a-kind Family

All-of-a-kind Family

Book - 1951
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It is 1912 and the five daughters of an immigrant family living on New York's Lower East Side are growing up in a home poor in income but rich in affection. The small problems that can deeply trouble a child—like the loss of a library card—are overcome in the context of an understanding and caring family; and the hopes of these girls as to careers, weddings, and adulthood in general are lovingly described.
Publisher: Chicago, Follett Pub. Co. [1951]
ISBN: 9780929093086
Branch Call Number: J FIC TAYL
Characteristics: 188 p. ; ill.


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A great classic read-aloud for early elementary. The chapters are contained episodes; gentle stories of everyday life for a Jewish family in turn of the century New York.

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WCLSFerndaleLibrary Jan 03, 2017

When they found Henney, they were so happy. Review by Gretchen Inman.

Nov 20, 2015

My 10 year old daughter really liked this one.

ggbookreader Nov 04, 2013

*Good story for multi-cultural studies on the Jewish faith and lifestyle. *Very educational and informative about family and the faith of the family. Here is a quote from the book that is worth noting: "It means we're all close and loving and loyal - and our family will always be that." This is a quote that would be a great motto for every family and assist with making the nation strong. :) :) **Really valuable reading.

crankylibrarian Apr 28, 2013

**spoiler alert** How can I not love a book where the romantic heroine is a librarian! This was also one of the books that introduced me to Judaism as a child, the rare book depicting Jewish life in the early 20th century in a generally upbeat way. Each of the 5 sisters is lovable, with a distinct personality, but shy, bookish Sarah was always my favorite.


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yellow_cat_1443 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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smoky9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 12


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