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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by Sydney Taylor
by Karen Gray Ruelle
by Janette Oke, T. Davis Bunn
by Janette Oke
by Lynn Austin
by Catherine Asaro
by Sharon Creech
by Cynthia Rylant
"In the All-of-a-Kind series, Taylor presents a insider's view of early-1900s New York through the eyes of five spirited sisters. Suzanne Toren skillfully portrays the immigrant parents' accents, the chirpy children, and even sings a beautiful ballad. She also convincingly recreates the well-written text and performs a subplot in which a child confronts her conscience most believably. Listeners feel privy to each child's reactions and thoughts as she experiences the often harsh conditions of the city, as well as her warm and loving home life. A worthwhile message of tolerance, endurance, and friendship is subtly projected in these true-to-life vignettes. Everyone will enjoy and benefit from meeting the All-of-a-Kind Family. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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