Sunday Dec 02, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
RSVP encouraged & appreciated.
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About the Book.
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!
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.
About the Author & Illustrator.
Emily Jenkins has written many highly acclaimed books for children, including A Greyhound, A Groundhog, which received five starred reviews; Toys Meet Snow, the recipient of four starred reviews; A Fine Dessert, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Water in the Park, a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; Lemonade in Winter, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; and two Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Books. Visit the author at emilyjenkins.com or follow her on Twitter at @elockhart.
Paul O. Zelinsky is one of the most acclaimed picture book illustrators working today. He received the 1998 Caldecott Medal for his Rapunzel and the Caldecott Honor for Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, and Swamp Angel. His most recent picture book with Schwartz & Wade Books, Toys Come Home, received four starred reivews; Dust Devil was a New York Times Notable Book and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum winner. Visit him on the web at paulozelinsky.com or follow him on Twitter at @paulozelinsky.