All-of-a-Kind Family

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 408 ratings

All-of-a-Kind Family 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.
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  • Book 1

    • All-of-a-Kind Family

    • By: Sydney Taylor
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    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. Follow along on their adventures and experience their holiday fun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story about family life.

    • By lavenderknitter on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • More All-of-a-Kind Family

    • By: Sydney Taylor
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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    In the third book of Sydney Taylor's classic children's series, Ella finds a boyfriend and Henny disagrees with Papa over her curfew. Thus continues the tale of a Jewish family of five sisters, Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, living at the turn of the century in New York's Lower East Side. Entertaining and educational, this audiobook brings to life the joys and fears of that time and place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, well read

    • By Jessica Filograsso on 12-03-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown

    • By: Sydney Taylor
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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    After moving uptown to the Bronx, the charming All-of-a-Kind Family has a new home, new neighbors and a lot going on! Ella misses Jules, who is fighting in World War I, Henny spills tea on a dress she borrowed without asking, Sarah works to win a prize at school, Charlotte takes the elevated train without paying her fare, Gertie make a pancake, and little Charlie is terrified when he meets Santa Claus. In true family spirit, they all come together to keep the house running smoothly when Mama goes into the hospital to have her appendix removed!

    Regular price: $19.57

  • Book 4

    • All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown

    • By: Sydney Taylor
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audio is terrible

    • By Holly Jo on 09-10-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

    • Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family

    • By: Sydney Taylor
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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    World War I has ended, and the five All-of-a-Kind girls are growing up! The oldest, Ella, is a young lady with dreams of singing and dancing in the theater. But she also thinks of Jules, who is returning from the war, so marriage is in the air, as well. Suddenly, however, Ella is discovered by a Broadway talent scout, and it seems that she will have her chance at a theatrical career after all. Will Ella choose Jules or vaudeville? Here is another charming tale of the warm, caring family that fans have loved for years!

    Regular price: $19.57