"Heartwarming bit of Americana Delightful." - Library Journal
"Warmly related from the author's own childhood memories." - Chicago Sunday Tribune
It's the turn of the 20th century in New York's Lower East Side and sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five yong 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!
Sydney Taylor has written many books for children, including the All-Of-A-Kind Family series: All-Of-A-Kind Family, All-Of-A-Kind Family Downtown, More All-Of-A-Kind-Family, All-Of-A-Kind Family Uptown and Ella of All-Of-A-Kind-Family.
Suzanne Toren has appeared on and off Broadway and in regional theaters throughout the country. She occasionally appears on television, most recently in "Law and Order." and has recorded hundreds of audiobooks. She was the recipient of the Narrator of the Year Award for her recordings of Talking Books for the Library of Congress and of the TORGI Award from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.