I have not heard anything about a special edition of the All-of-a-Kind Family
series but this new picture book will be published in September 2018:
All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah
by Emily Jenkins; illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky
Here’s the description from the publisher:
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
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.
We have a received an ARC and the book will be reviewed in an upcoming edition
of AJL Reviews.
Rachel Kamin, , Editor
Book Reviews for Children & Teens
The Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter
From: Hasafran [mailto:hasafran-boun...@lists.osu.edu] On Behalf Of Laura
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:31 AM
Subject: [ha-Safran] all of a kind family series
One of my patrons asked if a special edition of the series will be coming out
in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Sydney Taylor Award. Does anyone know
anything about this?
AJL Publications Chair
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
Middle School/High School Librarian
516-538-8161 ext. 28
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