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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,355 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sydney Taylor Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2000 ISBN:
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It's the turn of the 20th century in New York's Lower East Side and a sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five young sisters - Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie. Follow along as they search for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor, or explore the basement warehouse of Papa's peddler's shop on rainy days. The five girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises. But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna | 2/14/2014

    " I loved these stories when I was a child "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/13/2014

    " The sweet story of five young girls and their family adventures during the early 1900's. A perfect story for young girls di=uringa ny day and age! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 2/10/2014

    " It must have been a sequel that I read as a child. Only the name 'Henny' rings a clear bell here, but the nostalgic family affection shines through. I am, however, disturbed by everyone thinking it's ok that Papa can't be happy until he has a boy. I mean, I know 'someone to go to Seder with me' was (is?) important, but poor Mama! And the girls don't mind being second-class citizens, expected to cook & clean and wear three petticoats and itchy stockings their whole lives? His little Highness isn't going to wear hand-me-downs or play with used toys. I'm tempted to keep reading, but I suspect that the girls will grow to be ever more loving and patient and good and I just can't stand it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 2/8/2014

    " Another favorite from my childhood. As good now as it was then. There are a lot more Jewish customs/religious tradition details than I had remembered. Quite educational and interesting for me, because I don't personally know any Orthodox Jews. The author has a nice writing style that quickly endears you to her characters. I wish Amazon carried more books in this series. This is the only one I was able to find. :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Pickle | 2/3/2014

    " Loved this book as a kid! Read this before you read THE PENDERWICKS. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/1/2014

    " A Jewish family with five girls, and father who owns a junk shop. The chapters are filled with the sharing of all of the Jewish holidays and traditions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 1/13/2014

    " Charming sweeting stories about five jewish sister growing up in pre WW1 era. I enjoyed reading about how they celebrate their holidays from a childs perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/24/2013

    " An all-girl family except for Papa until the very end when new baby shows up..quite cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzy | 12/16/2013

    " This was a sweet book. It's along the same vein as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but it's a children's book so the story is simple. I don't know how I hadn't heard of this book before because it was written in the 1950's. I love reading about Jewish families in New York City during the turn of the century. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie Gunderson | 12/4/2013

    " kind of a sweet urban Jewish "Little Women". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 11/16/2013

    " I must have read this book about a dozen times when I was 8 to 9 years old, along with the other books by this same author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 11/12/2013

    " My favorite books growing up. Such love for this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/26/2013

    " I read this outloud with my kids ages 7 & 10. We all enjoyed it and it spurred on great conversations. I would definitely recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 9/2/2013

    " 5 little Jewish girls have little-girl adventures in a burrough of 1912 New York City. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgia | 3/6/2013

    " I read my Mom's copy from when she was a kid of All-of-a-Kind Family. It was amazing for me then, and it still is one of my favorite books. It's sweet, touching, and young readers can really relate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 2/15/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting the All-of-a-Kind family, one of my favorite series as child. Looking forward to reading the rest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 1/31/2013

    " Still one of my favorite childhood books. It's a sweet look into a Jewish family in 1900s New York with a bonus love story. I adore it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aggie | 1/5/2013

    " This book was good but a little confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marshaferz | 1/4/2013

    " Read this all the way through with Rafi. Forgot how sad it can get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley FL | 11/11/2012

    " 4.5, really. If I hadn't had to explain the whole "All I want is a boooooyyyyyyyyy" from the dad final story, it would have been a 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 10/20/2012

    " best book ever....i hve read it more than once "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 8/21/2012

    " I have been trying to remember the title of this book so I could reread it for probably 20 years, maybe more. So, so happy I found it and see that there is a series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle | 10/25/2011

    " Darling story set in the early 1900's - everyday happenings of five sisters written smartly and quaintly. This is also an nice little primer about the Jewish faith and traditions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Traeger Traeger | 10/13/2011

    " I think reading this series when I was a kid fed my fascination with New York City and the lives of immigrants. I think it was one of my first "chapter books" that I could read by myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Gilbert | 8/20/2011

    " I love this book! It is just as marvellous reading it as an adult as it was when I was a child. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Esther | 8/13/2011

    " It's unfortunate that I didn't read this as a kid. What brought these stories up from mediocre was the bits about the family's Jewish culture - I liked that a lot. Great for young kids, I'm sure, crusty adults maybe not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momma | 5/8/2011

    " This served as a fast, easy and fun read. A children's book the plot is plain and clear. A fun read. I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danie | 5/5/2011

    " A great historical fiction piece about a Jewish family living in a New York city tenement during the 1920's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/10/2011

    " The sweet story of five young girls and their family adventures during the early 1900's. A perfect story for young girls di=uringa ny day and age! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 4/9/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting the All-of-a-Kind family, one of my favorite series as child. Looking forward to reading the rest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maribeth | 4/7/2011

    " One of my favorite books in elementary school - there were others in the series, as well. I read them all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 4/6/2011

    " One of my favorites around age 9-10, recently re-read. A charming collection of stories about an Orthodox Jewish family with 5 daughters living in NYC ca. 1910. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 3/20/2011

    " Like lower reading-level, Jewish Little Women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liff | 2/28/2011

    " This was one of my favorites growing up! I had forgotten about it. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 2/11/2011

    " The girls are loving this; it plays all the time in our house! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 2/11/2011

    " it was great, the baby boy, and the great spot were Charlie and The Library lady figure out how each other are and get married! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/27/2011

    " Still one of my favorite books from childhood. I shared this book with my oldest daughter as soon as she was old enough to read. It is a heartwarming, book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/16/2011

    " Love this book! Just read it with my 9 year old, she loves it too. "

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