The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

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I read this book with my sister and we both enjoyed it so much. So if you like Jacqueline Wilson or Cathy Cassidy and a twist of adventure, you'll like this.
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With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

The icy-hearted Mrs. Tifton is not as pleased with the Penderwicks as Jeffrey is, though, and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Which, of course, they will—won’t they? One thing’s for sure: it will be a summer the Penderwicks will never forget.

Deliciously nostalgic and quaintly witty, this is a story as breezy and carefree as a summer day.


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About Jeanne Birdsall

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Jeanne Birdsall lives in Massachusetss with her husband, four cats, a rabbit, a puppy, and a pet snail. She is working on another book about the Penderwick sisters.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published January 16, 2009 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 274 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Reviewed by RomyH on Dec 13 2012

The Penderwicks is a brilliant story because of the heart-warming, realistic characters who you'll want to stay with forever. The sisterly relationships are so deep that you expect them to be true and the wonderful characters seem so real...

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Reviewed by Mars Bar27 on Sep 16 2012

I read this book with my sister and we both enjoyed it so much. So if you like Jacqueline Wilson or Cathy Cassidy and a twist of adventure, you'll like this.

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