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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,035 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: January 2001 ISBN: 9781593163648
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In the third book of Sydney Taylor’s classic children’s series, Ella finds a boyfriend and Henny disagrees with Papa over her curfew. Thus continues the tale of a Jewish family of five sisters—Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie—living at the turn of the century in New York’s Lower East Side. Entertaining and educational, this book brings to life the joys and fears of that time and place. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Suzanne Toren, the narrator of the previous audiobooks, demonstrates her acting ability again as she imbues each of the sisters with unique voices. A master of age and accent, Toren moves flawlessly between generations and ethnic backgrounds. Fans of the series will be happy to settle with this audiobook, while those who are meeting the All-of-a-Kind Family for the first time will soon feel right at home.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 12/10/2013

    " Another very charming book. I still am not overly fond of some of the stereotypes, but there are a lot of interesting religious details and other points that could be discussed with children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 9/26/2013

    " I rated this book so high largely for the sake of nostalgia. I remember reading this book (well actually the whole series) more than once as a child and being fascinated by a family full of five girls...just like mine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Livingston | 9/16/2013

    " More of the same, just as enjoyable, as the first book in this 1950's series about the early 1900's Jewish family in NY. Particularly interesting to read with my girls (elementary age) with regards to an epidemic that their family deals with indirectly. Good historical fiction for this age group. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 8/25/2013

    " A wonderful book. Not as good as the first in the series but sometimes it is hard to see beloved characters grow and change "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 6/30/2013

    " Perhaps my FAVORITE book when I was about 10 years old!! So happy to have found it again the year we did Sonlight!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/24/2013

    " 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 Kelly | 5/9/2013

    " Read this to Meg (7) AND Kate (3) (with varying degrees of success as to the latter.) Not as strong as the first book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 4/26/2013

    " I didn't enjoy the books quite as much as the girls got older. I didn't agree with some of their decisions, but they were still fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi | 10/11/2012

    " This was as good as the first. This is a series not to be missed! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Admatha | 9/15/2012

    " Somewhat interesting simply because the POV is from a young Jewish family instead of the usual white Christian viewpoint - unfortunately this didn't save it from being tedious and insipid. I'm going to give it another go with the first book, but my hopes aren't high. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 8/14/2012

    " These never get old! LOVE them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/17/2012

    " This is another good book in the series. Paul and I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 12/30/2011

    " Another wonderful book in this series ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 8/17/2011

    " More endearing stories of Jewish family life in early 20th century New York. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi | 3/22/2011

    " This was as good as the first. This is a series not to be missed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 3/22/2011

    " I read all of the Sydney Taylor books with my older son when he was in Kindergarten and 1st gr. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 8/5/2010

    " This is another good book in the series. Paul and I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 8/2/2010

    " Another very charming book. I still am not overly fond of some of the stereotypes, but there are a lot of interesting religious details and other points that could be discussed with children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 5/29/2010

    " More endearing stories of Jewish family life in early 20th century New York. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 2/17/2010

    " More of the same, just as enjoyable, as the first book in this 1950's series about the early 1900's Jewish family in NY. Particularly interesting to read with my girls (elementary age) with regards to an epidemic that their family deals with indirectly. Good historical fiction for this age group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 4/14/2009

    " I didn't enjoy the books quite as much as the girls got older. I didn't agree with some of their decisions, but they were still fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/23/2008

    " A wonderful book. Not as good as the first in the series but sometimes it is hard to see beloved characters grow and change "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 7/31/2008

    " Another wonderful book in this series ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 7/31/2008

    " Probably not first reading?
    September 27, 2005: with (above) "

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

    " I read all of the Sydney Taylor books with my older son when he was in Kindergarten and 1st gr. "

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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.