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Subject: Trying to remember the title--books about Jewish family. Publ. in the 50s o
Date Posted: 3/1/2009 12:33 AM ET
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I was in Elementary School in Pensacola FL from 1967 until 1972 (K-4th). I loved to read several books about a Jewish family. The main character was a girl and the book (or books) dealt with various Jewish holidays. i remember the book was large (at least to a 6 or 7 year old) and had great pictures. Any help will be so appreciated. I finally found The Lonely Doll last year. I read it and these Jewish family books at about the same time.

Thank you for any clues you can give!

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 10:43 AM ET
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Is it the All of a Kind Family by Sidney Taylor?

oh, and btw, I love, love, love The Loney Doll.  Have you read the Secret Life of the Lonely Doll? (biography about the author of the Lonely Doll Series). It's an amazing book.

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 10:42 PM ET
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The books you are looking for are by Sydney Taylor and entitled All-of-a-kind Family  All-of-a-kind-family Uptown, Ella of All-of-a-kind Family and so on.  I read them myself in the late 50's and learned so much about the Jewish traditions as well as the time period which I believe was 1918-20's.

Date Posted: 3/8/2009 12:23 AM ET
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thank you so much for your replies. Now I will look those titles up and enjoy a moment or two of nostalgia.

 

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 10:07 AM ET
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thank you! It was All of a Kind Family!! I can't believe how the memory of reading this book came back to me....35 years later.

Wow!!