Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family [3CD]

Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family [3CD]
[PL618]

Author: Taylor, Sydney

Narrator: Suzanne Toren

Unabridged

Format: 3 CDs

Length: 3 Hrs, 40 Mins.

ISBN: 9781593168353

$27.95

World War I has ended, and the five All-of-a-Kind girls are growing up! The oldest, Ella, is a young lady with dreams of singing and dancing in the theater. But she also thinks of Jules, who is returning from the war, so marriage is in the air, as well. Suddenly, however, Ella is discovered by a Broadway talent scout, and it seems that she will have her chance at a theatrical career after all. Will Ella choose Jules or vaudeville? Here is another charming tale of the warm, caring family that fans have loved for years!

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AUTHOR
Born in 1904 on New York's Lower East Side, Sydney Taylor wrote numerous immensely-popular books for children, including the All-of-a-Kind Family series: All-of-a-Kind Family, All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown, More of All-of-a-Kind Family, All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown and Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family. Each year, the Sydney Taylor Book Award is given by the Jewish Association of Libraries to a book for young people that authentically portrays the Jewish experience.

NARRATOR
Suzanne Toren's enticing storytelling style has served her well in her 30-year career of recording audiobooks. Honored with multiple Earphones Awards, in 2019 Toren received Audiofile magazine lifetime achievement award, the "Golden Voice." In addition, Toren has appeared on and off Broadway and in regional theaters throughout the country and on television.

REVIEWS
School Library Journal
"This excellent audiobook will find an eager audience in schools and public libraries which need materials reflecting the Jewish culture or serve children who enjoy family stories such as 'Little Women' and 'Little house on the Prairie.'"

The Providence Journal
"This is a gentle tale of a very different time, and there's value to that. Toren, a theater and TV actress, reads with an attention to accent that helps create characters from the daughters and those who surround them."

Today's Librarian
"The joys of Jewish traditions are interwoven throughout in such a way that all listeners can understand and appreciate them. Children also will learn about life before TV and electronics. Toren lends her beautiful speaking voice to the tales, differentiating the characters in an understated storytelling style."

The Horn Book
"Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family books remain a staple with readers who enjoy building long, comfortable relationships with fictional families. Narrator Suzanne Toren's voice is every bit as comfortable as the stories themselves."

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