All of a Kind Family was one of the best books that I read in fourth grade. This delightful, heartwarming story takes place in old New York where the musty streets are always crowded, but are always filled with friendly people. The book is about a sweet family of seven, in which each person is different, though in a way, the same. The five children, (all sisters) names' are Gertie, who is a lovable four-year -old, Charlotte, Gertie's closest friend,and a quiet daydreamer, at six years of age, Sara, the polite, sweet little girl of eight years, Henny, the wild, secretive one of the bunch at ten years of age, and finally Ella, the thoughtless girl that all of her sisters look up to. In this interesting, tremendously descriptive book,each child overcomes a problem, and there are also many problems that they work out together. Every little girl in the family is sweet, kind, caring, and smart, but throughout the book, their attitudes twist and turn in different directions. Different events occur that can make the reader laugh, cry, and wonder. Each chapter has a new mishap waiting to happen, and the whole book, I think is aimed mainly at letting the reader know that as a family, you can accomplish anything, but when you're alone, achieving your goals is like trying to write without any lead in your pencil. This story, even though there is some parts that are sad, and some that are wonderful, is completely fabulous the whole way through. It's entertaining, interesting and it definitely always kept me reading. I love this book, because it's better than any other. It has everything that you could ever possibly ask for in a book. I would reccomend this great story to anyone who enjoys reading about small adventures, such as ones that could take place in your own backyard.