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All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown Audiobook

All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown

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Publisher's Summary

Sydney Taylor grew up among immigrant families on New York City's Lower East Side prior to World War I and wrote the All-of-a-Kind Family series for her daughter. This sequel finds talented Ella, mischievous Henny, studious Sarah, dreamy Charlotte, and little Gertie helping Mama with their new baby brother, Charlie. Sydney Taylor's charming books capture the everyday life of a home with little money but lots of love and good times to share.

©1972 Sydney Taylor; (P)2001 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Everyone will enjoy and benefit from meeting the All-of-a-Kind Family." (AudioFile)
"Suzanne Toren's nuanced reading brings the characters to life. She perfectly captures the voices of the young sisters, and her rendition of the immigrant accents of New York keeps the reading lively....Children will find themselves captivated." (School Library Journal)

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    tw 08-19-17
    tw 08-19-17
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    "A awesome story"

    Just a a amazing stories for kids. Wonderful voice actor, great story line. Don't know what else to say.👌🏼👍🏻

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    A. L. Kirchhoff 08-14-17
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    "wonderful story. audio a bit to sharp and loud"

    the narrator did a great job with the accents and read with emotion. however, it was sometimes too loud and sharp and other times too soft to hear.

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    Diana Northampton, MA, United States 09-03-12
    Diana Northampton, MA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Performance, Terrible Sound"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I love this series. It is a lovley depiction of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century NYC. By the time we get to "Downtown" we see the girls continuing to grow up and learn more and more about interacting with the world.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    You bet!


    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately, this recording needs to be remastered badly. The highs are WAY too high, and the lows are nearly inaudible. It makes it very hard to listen to, and detracts from the enjoyment of hearing the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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