The Penderwicks

The Penderwicks

A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and A Very Interesting Boy

eBook - 2005
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While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four young sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
Publisher: New York : Yearling, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780307541345
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jul 08, 2018

I read this with my son (12 years old) and our neighbor (11 year old girl) as part of our summer book club. We really loved it! My son is a lot like Jeffrey (an only child who loves music) and our neighbor is the oldest of 4 children, like the Penderwicks! Each chapter left us wanting to read more. At the end, they were very eager to give it 5 stars and shouted, "It was the best book ever!"
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Jun 10, 2018

This is a amazing start to the series.I've read this one so many times

Feb 24, 2018

Such a great comfortable book, the perfect kind to read in the dreary winter to cheer up your day! I’ve already read this book at least four times, and I’m still looking forward to reading it again. The perfect family, the perfect book, the perfect story.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 12, 2018

The series is a fantastic series for any lover of realistic fiction and some mild hi-jinks and adventure. You will fall in love with the four Penderwick sisters.

Jan 24, 2018

this such a good book just like all the others in the series

historytimejen Oct 14, 2017

When the four Penderwick sisters find themselves on the beautiful Arundel estate for their summer vacation, they are excited to explore the sprawling grounds. Jeffrey, the owner's son, is the perfect partner for their adventures. However, Jeffrey's mother is not very fond of the girls, and lots of trouble ensues. Growing up, some of Birdsall's favorite books were Little Women and The Secret Garden, and she wrote the award winning Penderwicks in the same spirit.

CRRL_MegRaymond Aug 01, 2017

Four sisters on vacation with their absent-minded, widowed father, experience friendship, and maybe even a taste of First Love.

LPL_LaurenT Jun 23, 2017

Utterly charming. If you’re looking for a book that captures the adventures of Pippi Longstocking and the delightfulness of Anne of Green Gables, look no farther! The Penderwicks is an enjoyable caper from start to finish. Each of the four sisters has distinct personalities. You’ll want to hang out with Jane, Batty Rosalind and Skye; they feel so real! Plus their bravery and gumption will have you cheering from your couch (or favorite reading spot). Highly recommended for a family read aloud or any kid in search of a perfect summer read!

May 24, 2017

OK, some of you are probably looking through the reviews right now, not knowing anything about this book. Although it might not be really popular like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or Fablehaven, etc, but that doesn't mean this isn't an AWESOME book. Personally, this first book is my favorite out of the series. It's a hilarious, exciting, and touching read. This is a special book which I think may not fit all reader styles, but it definitely matched mine!! :)

I love this book. Normally I'm not the type to read a "girl book", but this is so much more than that. It's absolutely real and true and funny and vibrant. All of the characters are great. (I've never been able to decide if Jane or Skye is my favorite of the sisters.) Sadly, the fourth book in the series goes downhill and changes too much because of the leap forward in time, but the second and third books are really good.

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Jun 10, 2012

...even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it's used for selfish or cowardly reasons.

Jun 10, 2012

"The cuter the boy,the mushier the brain."


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