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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sydney Taylor Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The All-of-a-Kind Family Series Release Date: January 1972 ISBN: 9781593163631
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It’s the turn of the century in New York’s Lower East Side, and a sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five young sisters—talented Ella, mischievous Henny, studious Sarah, dreamy Charlotte, and little Gertie!

This sequel finds the girls helping Mama with their new baby brother, Charlie. Everyone will want to join the girls and their loved ones in yet another series of stories about life in an earlier time, where affection and understanding more than make up for riches and luxury.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 11/18/2013

    " Great book! Love this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/5/2013

    " I read these when I was in 3rd grade, I think, and it's a sweet little series of books. Great books to help educate a youngster about other cultures in an unobtrusive way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 4/8/2013

    " It's so funny how my son loves these books about a Jewish family of 5 girls (and they have a baby boy at the end of the first one). I think he likes them because it's about family and the fun times they have together. He wants to read the whole series, so we'll keep going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/3/2012

    " Enjoyable, but I think the first one is best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 11/9/2012

    " What can I say? These are really cute books about five sisters and their baby brother living in NYC around 1913. My children (8 & 9 yrs old) really enjoyed this book and learning a little about what it was like during that setting in America. We will be looking for more stories about this family! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 10/19/2012

    " A large Jewish family living on the lower east side of NYC early in the 20th century. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/19/2012

    " 3 is how much I enjoyed it when I reread it as an adult. 4 is how much I enjoyed it when I was in elementary school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Logan | 3/16/2012

    " Listened to this on CD. Loved just as much as the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 10/2/2011

    " These have been great read-alouds with Caroline. We have really enjoyed this series and we are looking forward to the last 2 books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy N | 12/18/2010

    " One of those books from child-hood that was read & re-read-a comfort book. I think I still have a copy somewhere. Excellent view of NYC Jewish family, around turn of 1900's (I think)and a family driven by love and helping each other. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesley | 8/13/2010

    " Clearly an afterthought, missing the crisp characterization of earlier books in the series. Feels like Taylor was following a script with this one, which was written several years after the first three. Chronologically, it takes place between books I and II. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/28/2010

    " It's so funny how my son loves these books about a Jewish family of 5 girls (and they have a baby boy at the end of the first one). I think he likes them because it's about family and the fun times they have together. He wants to read the whole series, so we'll keep going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 7/21/2010

    " Enjoyable, but seems a little short. Also, the author repeats the plot point of having a gentile with a mysterious and sad past (a nurse this time) who becomes friends with the girls, learns more about Jewish culture, and then finds a happy ending). Still a very nice book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/16/2009

    " These have been great read-alouds with Caroline. We have really enjoyed this series and we are looking forward to the last 2 books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 6/5/2009

    " Enjoyable, but I think the first one is best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/2/2009

    " I read these when I was in 3rd grade, I think, and it's a sweet little series of books. Great books to help educate a youngster about other cultures in an unobtrusive way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesley | 12/10/2008

    " Clearly an afterthought, missing the crisp characterization of earlier books in the series. Feels like Taylor was following a script with this one, which was written several years after the first three. Chronologically, it takes place between books I and II. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 7/30/2008

    " Probably not first reading
    Not first reading (date below)
    January 3, 1996
    September 26, 2005: with (above) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/4/2008

    " One of those books from child-hood that was read & re-read-a comfort book. I think I still have a copy somewhere. Excellent view of NYC Jewish family, around turn of 1900's (I think)and a family driven by love and helping each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 9/19/2007

    " A large Jewish family living on the lower east side of NYC early in the 20th century. "

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About the Narrator

Suzanne Toren has recorded over nine hundred audiobooks. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas. She was awarded the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress and has earned more than two dozen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.