The Family With Two Front Doors
The overall picture is of a busy, happy family within a tightly structured weekly routine, though some elements might make a modern reader catch her breath -- Adina is wed at fifteen, older brother Aaron is already married at seventeen, and poor Mum has given birth to thirteen children in twenty years of marriage (four babies died).
The true poignancy of this book for an adult reader lies in the fact that we know that this way of life is doomed. A brief afterword tells us that of this large extended family, only three sisters survived World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust. Ciddor says that she wanted to preserve her grandmother's family forever as they were at their happiest, in their secure childhood, and she has achieved this beautifully.