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Sydney Taylor (1904–1978)

Teoksen All-of-a-Kind Family tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

All-of-a-Kind Family (1951) 3,117 kappaletta
All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown (1972) 923 kappaletta
More All-of-a-Kind Family (1954) 803 kappaletta
All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown (1958) 781 kappaletta
Ella of All-Of-A-Kind Family (1978) 493 kappaletta
A Papa Like Everyone Else (1966) 83 kappaletta
Danny Loves a Holiday (1980) 44 kappaletta
The Dog Who Came to Dinner (1616) 32 kappaletta
Now That You Are 8 (1963) 7 kappaletta
Mr. Barney's Beard (1961) 7 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Brenner, Sarah (birth)
New York, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
New York University
children's book author
short story writer
Lenox Hill Players
Martha Graham Dance Troupe
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Sydney Taylor Book Award
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Sydney Taylor was the pen name of Sarah Brenner, who was born in New York City to Orthodox Jewish immigrant parents. Her popular stories and children's books are based on life on the Lower East Side in her own large family with 4 sisters and 3 brothers. As a young woman, she became involved in the performing arts, acting on stage with the Lenox Hill Players and dancing with Martha Graham's modern dance company. In 1925, she married Ralph Taylor and had a daughter. All-of-a-Kind Family was published in 1951 after it won a contest sponsored by Follett Publishing.
Sydney Taylor's books were the first to reach a large, mainstream audience with a depiction of American Jewish children in realistic situations. In addition to the five novels that comprised the All-of-a-Kind Family series, she also wrote several other children's books and short stories. She often toured schools and libraries around the country, talking to children about her work.




It’s such a delight to read my childhood favorites with my kids, but there’s something even more wonderful about discovering a new treasure together. I don’t know how I missed this a kid, but it’s lovely and we’ve already started the next book in the series! It’s about a Jewish family of five little girls (Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, & Gertrude) growing up on the Lower East Side of NYC in 1912. The storylines about the local librarian, scarlet fever, and their friends Charlie were all memorable.… (lisätietoja)
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bookworm12 | 56 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 22, 2023 |
Meet the All-of-a-Kind Family -- Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie -- who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century.

Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor and visiting with the peddlers in Papa's shop on rainy days. The 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!
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PlumfieldCH | 56 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 21, 2023 |
First sentence: Gisella sat very still, her pale green eyes round with wonder. Again the miracle was happening! She had seen it many times before, but always her pulse quickened with the mystery of it.

Premise/plot: A Papa Like Everyone Else is set in Czechoslovakia circa 1918/1919. Szerena and Gisella long for a 'papa like everyone else' since their papa is far away in America. He went a year before the war started to find a job, to get established, to earn enough to bring his family over. The world war changed plans significantly. But now the war is over and the family hopes to be reunited soon. Meanwhile, life on the farm in the farm village continues on. This is a 'slice of life' glimpse at a rural Jewish family from the time period. There isn't "action" or major plot points so much as it is just capturing the 'old world' life as experienced by one Jewish family. (There is at least one chapter with some excitement. But mostly just flavor of life, normal, ordinary, routine.)

My thoughts: I didn't enjoy this one as much as All of A Kind Family. But I liked it well enough. I am very glad I was able to read it. I've always wanted to read more Sydney Taylor.
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blbooks | Sep 20, 2023 |
I will treasure these books forever and ever.
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Kim.Sasso | 56 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 27, 2023 |



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