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Sydney Taylor (1904–1978)

Forfatter af All-of-a-Kind Family

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Værker af Sydney Taylor

All-of-a-Kind Family (1951) 3,173 eksemplarer
All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown (1972) 932 eksemplarer
More All-of-a-Kind Family (1954) 817 eksemplarer
All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown (1958) 789 eksemplarer
Ella of All-Of-A-Kind Family (1978) 500 eksemplarer
A Papa Like Everyone Else (1966) 85 eksemplarer
Danny Loves a Holiday (1980) 44 eksemplarer
The Dog Who Came to Dinner (1616) 34 eksemplarer
Now That You Are 8 (1963) 7 eksemplarer
Mr. Barney's Beard (1961) 7 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 06: Harvest of Holidays (1900) — Bidragyder — 150 eksemplarer
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Brenner, Sarah (birth)
Fødselsdato
1904-10-30
Dødsdag
1978-02-12
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
New York, New York, USA
Bopæl
New York, New York, USA
Uddannelse
New York University
Erhverv
children's book author
dancer
scripwriter
short story writer
Organisationer
Lenox Hill Players
Martha Graham Dance Troupe
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Sydney Taylor Book Award
Kort biografi
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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See also: Betsy-Tacy; Meet Rebecca (American Girl)
 
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JennyArch | 58 andre anmeldelser | 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.
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blbooks | 58 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2024 |
In this sequel, the family of girls meets a young boy named Guido. His mother is sick and they decide to help him. I loved seeing how the girls work together and learn about sacrifice and loss as a family. This is the sweetest series. The story is set in New York City's Lower East Side in the Jewish community. Based on the author's own experiences, the little vignettes always feels so real.
 
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bookworm12 | 10 andre anmeldelser | Dec 20, 2023 |
Charlie is growing up, Ella gets a big role in the Purim play, Henny gets into trouble at school and runs away from home, Sarah gets her ears pierced, Charlotte has a scary kitchen accident, and Gertie finally is old enough to have a book of her own. Life is never dull for this one-of-a-kind family!
 
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PlumfieldCH | 10 andre anmeldelser | Dec 15, 2023 |

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