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Sydney Taylor (1904–1978)

Autor(a) de All-of-a-Kind Family

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Obras de Sydney Taylor

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Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Brenner, Sarah (birth)
Data de nascimento
1904-10-30
Data de falecimento
1978-02-12
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Educação
New York University
Ocupação
children's book author
dancer
scripwriter
short story writer
Organizações
Lenox Hill Players
Martha Graham Dance Troupe
Premiações
Sydney Taylor Book Award
Pequena biografia
Sydney Taylor was the pen name of Sarah Brenner, who was born in New York City to Orthodox Jewish immigrant parents. Her popular stories and children's books are based on life on the Lower East Side in her own large family with 4 sisters and 3 brothers. As a young woman, she became involved in the performing arts, acting on stage with the Lenox Hill Players and dancing with Martha Graham's modern dance company. In 1925, she married Ralph Taylor and had a daughter. All-of-a-Kind Family was published in 1951 after it won a contest sponsored by Follett Publishing.
Sydney Taylor's books were the first to reach a large, mainstream audience with a depiction of American Jewish children in realistic situations. In addition to the five novels that comprised the All-of-a-Kind Family series, she also wrote several other children's books and short stories. She often toured schools and libraries around the country, talking to children about her work.

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Publisher's summary: "The continuing adventures of five sisters growing up in a Jewish family in New York in the early twentieth century. Ella finds a boyfriend and Henny disagrees with Papa over her curfew; a single uncle finds romance; World War I approaches and the family heads to Rockaway Beach to avoid infection during an outbreak of infantile paralysis [polio]"
 
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JennyArch | outras 11 resenhas | Mar 22, 2024 |
Published later but set between All-of-A-Kind Family and More All-of-A-Kind Family, so Charlie is still a baby about three months old, and Ella hasn't met Jules yet. Henny charges her friends a penny each to come watch Charlie's bathtime. The sisters help Guido, whose mother is sick.

Read to ch. 8
 
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JennyArch | outras 11 resenhas | Mar 22, 2024 |
Sisters Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie live on New York's East Side with Mama and Papa, German Jewish immigrants. Papa sells secondhand clothes, and Mama runs the household; the girls have a good deal of independence, walking to and from school, visiting Papa's shop, going to the candy store and the hardware store, and visiting the library on Fridays. They also celebrate the Jewish holidays. The girls are in for a surprise, though...a new Charlie!

See also: Betsy-Tacy; Meet Rebecca (American Girl)… (mais)
 
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JennyArch | outras 58 resenhas | Feb 24, 2024 |
First sentence: "That slowpoke Sarah1" Henny cried. "She's making us late!" Mama's girls were going to the library, and Henny was impatient.

Premise/plot: Ella (12), Henny (10), Sarah (8), Charlotte (6) and Gertie (4) are sisters that make up [part of] an "all-of-a-kind family." The book is set in the Lower East Side of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century. It chronicles the adventures of a Jewish family in the course of a year (or most of a year). The book opens with a bittersweet library visit and ends with the birth of a new sibling! There are highs and lows.

My thoughts: I love this book. I'm excited to read all the sequels. I remember reading this one a few times as a kid. This is my second time, I believe, to read it as an adult. (I first blogged about it in 2008). I enjoy the storytelling and characterization. I love the old-fashioned, traditional feel. I think it has acquired that through the decades. It wasn't particularly 'traditional' at the time it was published. I was reading the introduction to the one of the sequels and it was pointing out all the ways this book was 'novel' aka "new" and unconventional.
… (mais)
 
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blbooks | outras 58 resenhas | Feb 20, 2024 |

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Obras
12
Also by
2
Membros
6,538
Popularidade
#3,758
Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
100
ISBNs
113
Idiomas
2
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