The Penderwicks

The Penderwicks

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

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375831430
0375831436
9780375931437
0375931430
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bir
Characteristics: 262 pages ; 22 cm

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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.

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 Mass... Read More »


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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!

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hyunokshin
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.

DBRL_KrisA Apr 15, 2017

A cute little book that reminds me of the old Bobbsy Twins series and other family-adventure books. (And a bit of Beverly Cleary's Ramona and Beezus.) But updated to appeal to the middle school (and middle age) reader of the 21st century. There's not a lot of action, no big adventure, but the book doesn't suffer for that. It's enjoyable enough to meet the girls and learn about them, their gentle father, and the other characters.
I like that, although each of the sisters fits a trope or stereotype, there's more to them than that trope - Skye is a tomboy, but she's also really good at math; Jane is the head-in-the-clouds dreamer, but she is really good (better than Skye) at soccer.
A sweet beginning to what should be a fun series.

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Hip_Hop_Canary
Aug 23, 2016

I love this book so much-especially since I'm like Jane.This book is so good I found myself saying,"Look,Jane,isn't this sentence I'm writing for my story funny?"Ireccomend it for anyplace,any time,any one.

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green_rabbit_444
Jul 13, 2016

Great book. I would recommend it for girls from the ages of 8 to 16

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qiaolinglo
Jul 05, 2016

Always full of humour and adventure! This book never gets boring. I really enjoyed reading it! :)

aconley74 Apr 05, 2016

4.7 MG / Grace

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lfeng01
Nov 09, 2015

Best book ever!

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Greg29zind
Jun 10, 2012

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

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Greg29zind
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"The cuter the boy,the mushier the brain."

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