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The Penderwicks

A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and A Very Interesting Boy
Birdsall, Jeanne (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
Authors: Birdsall, Jeanne
Title: The Penderwicks
a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 262 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Sequel: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street.
Summary: While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
Audience: 800
Awards & Distinctions: National Book Award winner.
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 48 10130
Accelerated Reader AR 47 10080
Additional Contributors: Frankland, David
ISBN: 0375831436
9780440420477
0440420474
9780375931437
0375931430
9780375831430
Statement of Responsibility: Jeanne Birdsall ; [illustrations by David Frankland]
Study Program: Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.8 13.0 Quiz: 37026 Guided reading level: S.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 8.0 Quiz: 88005.
Subject Headings: Vacations Juvenile fiction. Single-parent families Juvenile fiction. Sisters Juvenile fiction. Vacations Fiction. Single-parent families Fiction. Sisters Fiction.
Topical Term: Vacations
Single-parent families
Sisters
Vacations
Single-parent families
Sisters
LCCN: 2004020364
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Jul 02, 2014
  • AUBURN LIBRARY BOOKLISTS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fun book. Easy to identify with at least one of the Penderwick sisters.

May 19, 2014
  • huanglucie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Penderwicks is a fun tale of 4 sisters and one interesting boy, Roslynd who is 12 Skye 11 Jane 10 and Batty 4. Now, Roslynd is a very helpful young lady and very responsible of batty. But , on the other hand Skye is very hot tempered and never takes care of Batty and doesn’t really like Batty that much. Jeffery, the interesting boy has a mom who is quite hot tempered. She wants to send Jeffery to Pency, a military school, but Jeffery wants to be a famous piano player. He also wants to take piano lessons at a really famous music academy. She also wants him to go to boarding school. It’s also a little bit of a romance story. But it is a really good story because the author really describes the characters to make them sound real.

May 13, 2014
  • martsdiner rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Instant classic! Great fun, feeling & family. I especially like the cover art.

Mar 18, 2014
  • lo_chien rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Penderwicks is book you will defiantly want to read and cherish over and over again. This is a summer tale of 4 sisters, their dog, and a boy they befriend. Their summer adventures include befriending Jeffrey, having a run in with an angry bull, going to Jeffrey’s birthday dinner party, where they meet the dreadfully strict Mrs Tifton, and many other fun and exciting adventures. Through the pages of this book, you will find that the sisters will do anything to protect their family’s honor and each other, especially their mother who died of cancer several years ago. Reading this book is like drinking cold lemonade on a hot summer’s day. You will want to read it over and over again and cherish it through your life. I will give this book 5 star, I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Jan 21, 2014
  • NVDPL Children's Librarians rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The dregs of January is a good time to read a sunny summery book, and this is a great one. Recommended for anyone who likes old-fashioned (although it's not, really), family adveuntures. And there are sequels!

Dec 20, 2013
  • stephaniedchase rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great readaloud for the family, with classic "kids with free time" adventures and lots about friendship. Also excellent on audiobook.

Jul 11, 2013
  • teacherme rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I like this book a lot because there are different types of people who are mean, kind and adventurous.
Age 9

May 10, 2013
  • evieblack rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the vook was amazing! i love the way all the characters have real personalities, all have flaws, and seem so real that its like you could see them while walking to grocery store. also they're adventures are almost 100% believable. read this book!!!!

Jan 19, 2013
  • angelflyer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Would that all families could be so involved with and helpful to each other! Such a positive experience!
Idyllic.

Sep 28, 2012
  • SerenityRose rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book! I own it and have read it several times. The girls are all 'real', the plot is engaging but fun, and they all have adventures that aren't of the unbelievable type.

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

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