Thursday, November 30, 2006

~All of a Kind Family~

I am a reader, and a rereader. If a book is good, it deserves to be read over and over! As an adult, I have enjoyed rereading books that I read throughout my childhood. I will discover things that I missed when I was younger, and enjoy the book all over again.

The All of a Kind series is such a set of books that I read as a child. I recently checked out the whole series, and have enjoyed rereading them! According to the dust jacket, the author Sydney Taylor wrote the first story for her own daughter, to tell about her experience in a larger family, growing up on the East side of New York in the 1900's. The first book was such a success, that she went on to write the rest of the series.

The first book, All of a Kind Family, follows five sisters through various activities and their Jewish customs. It's as if you can jump in the book and join Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie in their adventures! All the books are a fun read - a quick read for a fast reader. Girls of all ages would enjoy these books!

The other books in the series are:
All of a Kind Family Downtown
More All of a Kind Family
All of a Kind Family Uptown
Ella of All of a Kind Family

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Anonymous said...

This reminds me of a series that I read and re-read and re-read again when I was a young girl -- the Betsy, Tacy, and Tib series. The author's name escapes my memory at the moment, sorry :)

Mississippi Girl said...

OH MY!! I absolutely LOVED these books as a little girl! I had totally forgotten about them until I saw this... THANKS for the reminder!
Jennifer R.

rachel said...

I may consider this for my daughter as a Christmas gift...thanks for the idea!

Anonymous said...

Those are one of my all time favorite books!!! My oldest daughter enjoyed them too. Have you ever read the "Girl of the Limberlost" ? I think the author is gene stratton porter? I used to read and reread it every summer.

Anonymous said...

I loved that book growing up! I think I even still have a copy of it somewhere in this house. I never knew that there were more than one written, so I will be looking for the others. Thanks for the heads up!

Anonymous said...

My girls love these books too!

Great series.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tammy,
I have been in and out of your blog for a while and quite enjoy it. I finally stopped to say Hi! And I really like the new look! Beautiful!

Dawn said...

I love these books...

Julieann said...

Tammy--I will re-read a book if I really enjoyed it. I have never heard of the books you have mentioned--I will have to check them out:)


Anonymous said...

Ooh!!! I've never heard of that book series! Thank you for telling me!! I will have to look for it next time I am at the library!!

Mrs. U

Roberta said...

I hadn't heard of this series until a few years ago...we read the first book aloud at bedtime earlier this year and all enjoyed the stories of these sweet sisters (even my son...shhh).

Anonymous said...

Wow, I haven't seen these books in forever! I absolutely loved all these books, would read them over and over again. Now I want to go in my closet and try to dig them out! :) I am enjoying your blog, by the way.