It begins with “A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy”
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
The Penderwick sisters are as different as can be, but all of them are truly thrilled to be spending their summer at Arundel, a country estate. Here they discover a special friendship, the joy of of fresh baked cookies, and endless summer afternoons. But they also learn of prejudice, the consequences of selfish behavior, and the sting of first love. A charming, heartwarming tale that is sure to be a classic. MR-4/5
*A Paperback Pigeon All-Time Top 10 Favorite*
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy– When Rosalind, Skye, Jane and Batty arrive at Arundel they are looking forward to a summer of outdoor adventures on the grounds of this Massachusetts estate, but they never imagined they’d meet a friend like Jeffery Tifton. The sweet son of Arundels cold and prejudiced owner, Jeffery is in peril of being sent to a military academy his mother hopes will make him more like his grandfather. Jeffery needs help to avoid this dreaded fate and the Penderwick sisters aren’t going to let their new friend down. Filled with hilarious misadventures and growing pains, The Penderwicks evokes the warmth and charm essential to a childhood classic.
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street – Fall has come and the Penderwicks are back home. Mr. Penderwick has settled into the widower lifestyle, but his sister, Aunt Claire, thinks it is time he consider dating again. Leave it to the girls to come up with the “save-Daddy” plan to thwart any progress in his search for a new wife. Can they ensure his dates are dreadful all this while dealing with neighborhood boys, homework swaps, and soccer drama? What if the solution to their problem isn’t quite what they think, or any further away than their own neighborhood?
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette – This summer Rosalind is off to the beach and the other girls are headed to Maine with Aunt Claire. Can Skye live up to the pressure of being OAP (Oldest Available Penderwick)? With their dear friend Jeffrey joining them, things are sure to be full of excitement, confusion, misunderstandings, and adventures. Luckily their quaint cottage by the shore has some special neighbors who are sure to make certain it’s a summer they’ll never forget.
The Penderwicks in Spring – Due March 24, 2015 – Spring is full of surprises and the Penderwicks are sure to be up to mischief in the fourth book about this amazing family!