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Publisher's Summary

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!
©1951 by Follett Publishing Company; 1979 by Ralph Taylor (P)2000 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Memorable." (The New York Times)
"Heartwarming bit of Americana. Delightful." (Library Journal)
"Warmly related from the author's own childhood memories." (Chicago Tribune)

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Great Story

I had listened to it with my daughter a free years ago, and I whooped it a second time by myself. it is truly a classic!

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Wonderful

This is a charming book. My children have really enjoyed listening to it. Learning about the Jewish culture of this time period has been fascinating . We love all of the books in the series.

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So great!!

So great! A favorite of a lot of girls! I love Sydney Taylor! So great!

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Enjoyable book.

loved it and this was the second book I read by the author. Recommend these books

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Enjoyable classic read well

7-yr-old daughter loves listening to this book! She's listened to the whole thing at least 10 times in 3 months. Also, the narrator is great - and I am quite picky about narrators.

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Great Family Read Aloud

I loved this series growing up, and I have enjoyed sharing it with my children (girl, 9 and boy, 7)! However, I have really enjoyed having the audible version this time around! The reader does an excellent job of voicing the characters so that you remember that many of them are immigrants!
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Recommended

This was a sweet, wholesome story that my five year old daughter and I both enjoyed! It is a story about simple things like lost library books, family celebrations, eating soup, and going to the beach. It held our attention to the point where the story had to be paused if one of us needed to leave the room.

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ok book

I liked this book but feel it is geared to pre-teen and early teens. should be in that category.

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Very cute

This book was adorable, and wholesome. I enjoyed reading along with my kiddo, who also thought it was sweet. Looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

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Wonderful story about family life.

Incredible simple story that keeps the attention of young children and older children also. Excellent for car rides.