This is my kind of book to read- about families. Living in new York on the poorer east side at the turn of the century is the setting of this happy Jewish family. The author, Sydney Taylor is Sarah in the family. She married the Casswell–Massey founder from what I read online. I can’t wait to read the other 4 books in this series. Wish I came across this book when my daughter was younger; it’s 4-6th grade reading level which are just the right size of font for eyes over 30!