All-of-a-kind Family

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All-of-a-kind Family

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The adventures of five sisters growing up in a Jewish family on New York's lower East Side in the early twentieth century.
Authors: Taylor, Sydney, 1904-1978
Statement of Responsibility: Sydney Taylor ; illustrations by Helen John
Title: All-of-a-kind family
Publisher: New York : Yearling, 1989, c1951
Characteristics: 188 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Notes: "A Yearling book."
Copyright renewed 1979
Summary: The adventures of five sisters growing up in a Jewish family on New York's lower East Side in the early twentieth century.
Additional Contributors: John, Helen
ISBN: 0440400597
Branch Call Number: J FIC T
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A lot of time has passed since the original publication of this book back in 1951, but one thing stays the same. When the five sisters featured in these stories take a trip to the library, where do they go? Why, the Seward Park Branch, of course!

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Nov 04, 2013
  • ggbookreader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

*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.

Apr 28, 2013
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

**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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