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

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

Authors: Birdsall, Jeanne
Genres: Series, Realistic Fiction
Topics: Community, Friendship, Family & Siblings
Series: The Penderwicks
Lexile: 800
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: JUV013070, JUV039060, JUV014000
Grade: 3 - 12
ISBN: 9780307541345, Related ISBNs: 0307284514, 0307284522, 0307285766, 0307285774, 0307541347
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 288
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: 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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