Description: Meet Ella, Charlotte, Hennie, Sarah, and Gertie: the All-of-a-Kind Family girls.
It is 1912 and the five daughters of an immigrant family living on New York's Lower East Side are growing up in a home poor in income but rich in affection. The small problems that can deeply trouble a child, like the loss of a library card, are overcome in the context of an understanding and caring family; and the hopes of these girls as to careers, weddings, and adulthood in general are lovingly described. Readers will delight in this introduction to a family that has beentaken to the heart of America, and will want to follow the girls through all five books in the series as they grow up.
By Sydney Taylor
Illustrated by: Helen John
(189 Pages)Ages 8-11, 12+ Publisher: Random House, 1979