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All-of-a-kind family Hanukkah

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Schwartz & Wade Books,
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The beloved characters from Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family return in this heartwarming picture book from a critically adored team--perfect for Hanukkah gift-giving! "Share this joyous holiday tale of a Jewish immigrant family all year long." -- Kirkus Review , starred review Acclaimed author Emily Jenkins ( A Greyhound, a Groundhog ) and Caldecott Award-winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky ( Rapunzel ) bring the beloved All-of-a-Kind Family to life in a new format. Fans, along with those just meeting the five girls ("all of a kind," as their parents say), will join them back in 1912, on the Lower East Side of NYC, and watch as preparations for Hanukkah are made. When Gertie, the youngest, is not allowed to help prepare latkes, she throws a tantrum. Banished to the girls' bedroom, she can still hear the sounds and smell the smells of a family getting ready to celebrate. But then Papa comes home and she is allowed out--and given the best job of all: lighting the first candle on the menorah. First published in 1951, Taylor's chapter books have become time-honored favorites, selling over a million copies and touching generations of readers. In this time when immigrants often do not feel accepted, the All-of-a-Kind Family gives a heartwarming glimpse of a Jewish immigrant family and their customs that is as relevant--and necessary--today as when it was first written. Jenkins and Zelinsky's charming compliment to Taylor's series perfectly captures the warmth and family values that made the original titles classics. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018!
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AD: Adult Directed 520L
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Grouping Titleall of a kind family hanukkah
Grouping Authorjenkins emily
Grouping Categorybook
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display_descriptionIn 1912 New York, Gertie feels left out while Mama and her four older sisters cook Hanukkah dinner, but Papa comes home and asks her help with an important task.
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subject_facetFamily life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Hanukkah -- Fiction
Hanukkah stories
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction
Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayAll-of-a-kind family Hanukkah
title_fullAll-of-a-kind family Hanukkah / based on the classic books by Sydney Taylor ; written by Emily Jenkins ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
title_shortAll-of-a-kind family Hanukkah
topic_facetFamily life
Hanukkah stories