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Publisher's Summary

It's the turn of the 20th century in New York's Lower East Side and a sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five young sisters - Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie. Follow along as they search for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor, or explore the basement warehouse of Papa's peddler's shop on rainy days. The five girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises. But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all!
©1951 by Follett Publishing Company; 1979 by Ralph Taylor (P)2000 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Memorable." (The New York Times)
"Heartwarming bit of Americana. Delightful." (Library Journal)
"Warmly related from the author's own childhood memories." (Chicago Tribune)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-22-18

Great Story

I had listened to it with my daughter a free years ago, and I whooped it a second time by myself. it is truly a classic!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-13-18

Wonderful

This is a charming book. My children have really enjoyed listening to it. Learning about the Jewish culture of this time period has been fascinating . We love all of the books in the series.

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