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All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
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it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites-all-time, sweet-old-fashioned, illustrated, food-porn, historical-fiction, middle-grade, readalong, read-2014, tmg-classic-readalongs, read-2017, new-york, summery
Recommended for: fans of Little House, Betsy-Tacy, Eleanor Estes
Read 2 times. Last read May 10, 2017.

This is a series I reread every year. No one else has ever captured the early 1900's in the Jewish lower side of New York like this, and it's fascinating to read about the holidays and customs and everyday life that this little troop of girls experiences. I still wish I could walk through those streets teeming with peddlers selling big dill pickles, candied orange slices, and spiced chick peas!

These books are great for those who love old-fashioned stories about growing up, like the Little House, Ginnie and Geneva, Betsy-Tacy, Moffats, or Beverly Cleary books. These authors understood that everyday life at home and in school held wonderful adventures and mysteries all their own.
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Laima I'm currently on a Beverly Cleary nostalgia read. Love those old stories for children.


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