Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In Search of . . .

Do you remember this book? A few years back I bought my girl one of the books I had enjoyed as a child, All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. This award-winning book is the story of 5 Jewish immigrant sisters growing up in New York during World War I. My girl never commented about the book that I recall, but this week as we were sorting through some of her books, she declared that it was one of her very favorites and that she has probably read it at least ten times!

She had no idea that it was part of a series. Until I opened my big mouth! And although she's a tad on the old side (they're for ages 9-12), she is dying for these books! (Insert 13-year-old girl dramatic angst!)

Unfortunately, they are no longer in print and the ones I find online seem to range anywhere from $20-80 per book. Just a bit steep for a chapter book!

So I thought I'd put the word out to my blogger friends to see if any of you have them in your attics. Or if you could keep your eyes peeled for them. We'll certainly reimburse you for them.

The books we are looking for are:

More All-of-a-Kind Family

All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown

All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown

Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family

Thanks! If you find them, you are one-of-a-kind!!


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Kelly said...

I don't have them, but would love to on your recommendations for my 10 yr old! So if you find them, let me know.

If all else fails, try the library. Better to borrow then never to have.

Suzanne said...

Has your daughter read the books written by Richard Peck? Oh...they are SO good.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, how I wish I HAD known about these, because my girls would have loved them. I hope you find them.

Heidi said...

I read all of these books to my daughter when she was younger. We loved them. I'll keep my eyes open for them. I'm a book buyer.