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The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (Penderwicks)

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ISBN13: 9780375840906
ISBN10: 0375840907
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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.

The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn’t quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick’s sister has decided it’s time for him to start dating—and the girls know that can only mean one thing: disaster. Enter the Save-Daddy Plan—a plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny, that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it. It’s high jinks, big laughs, and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return.

Review:

"This sequel to Birdsall's National Book Award winner, The Penderwicks, has even more charm than the original. The prologue hits the only maudlin note, flashing back to Mrs. Penderwick on her deathbed as she instructs her husband's sister, Claire, to make sure he finds love again after sufficient mourning. The Penderwick sisters — Rosalind, Jane, Skye and Batty — learn of this valediction four years later when Aunt Claire begins arranging blind dates. An emergency MOPS (Meeting of Penderwick Sisters) hatches the Save Daddy plan, in which the girls orchestrate dates so dreadful their father will see widowed life is best. Neighbors on Gardam Street include football-playing brothers Nick and Tommy (the latter plays Tracy to Rosalind's Hepburn), and two newcomers: a widowed professor and her toddler baby. Middle sisters Jane and Skye, who share a room but nothing else, steal the show by swapping homework assignments with hilariously catastrophic results. It's sheer pleasure to spend time with these exquisitely drawn characters, girls so real that readers will feel the wind through their hair as they power down the soccer field. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From a National Book Award winning author, this modern classic is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.

The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn’t quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick’s sister has decided it’s time for him to start dating—and the girls know that can only mean one thing: disaster. Enter the Save-Daddy Plan—a plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny, that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it. It’s high jinks, big laughs, and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return.

About the Author

Jeanne Birdsall lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband and a large assortment of animals. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street is her second novel.

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Book Dads, November 22, 2009 (view all comments by Book Dads)
In their second book, the Penderwick family is back home on Gardam Street, but getting into as much trouble as ever. It all begins when their favorite aunt decides that the widowed Mr. Penderwick must start dating again, an idea that does not sit well with the Penderwick sisters at all. Together they cook up the Save Daddy Plan to ward off the awful possibility of a stepmother, a plot that gets even more complicated as time goes on. Throw in a new neighbor family, the secrets of dark matter, those annoying Geiger boys, soccer grudge matches, a school play about a brave Aztec princess, and more, and the Penderwicks end up having another real adventure without even leaving their neighborhood.

This is a lighthearted book sure to appeal to young girls (although readers should be cautioned that the book opens with a melancholy flashback to the Penderwick mother’s death in the hospital). The Penderwick sisters are such a varied lot that girls will certainly find someone to identify with, whether it’s the responsible Rosalind, the athletic and hot-tempered Skye, the bookish and creative Jane, or the irrepressible toddler Batty. Mr. Penderwick is a character rarely seen in modern times, a depiction of a father who is both wise and compassionate without being a parody. In Gardam Street, Mr. Penderwick not only teaches his daughters lessons about responsibility and honesty, he also learns that he has to abide by those same standards himself.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375840906
Author:
Birdsall, Jeanne
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Penderwicks
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.56x6.02x1.05 in. 1.00 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 320 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375840906 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This sequel to Birdsall's National Book Award winner, The Penderwicks, has even more charm than the original. The prologue hits the only maudlin note, flashing back to Mrs. Penderwick on her deathbed as she instructs her husband's sister, Claire, to make sure he finds love again after sufficient mourning. The Penderwick sisters — Rosalind, Jane, Skye and Batty — learn of this valediction four years later when Aunt Claire begins arranging blind dates. An emergency MOPS (Meeting of Penderwick Sisters) hatches the Save Daddy plan, in which the girls orchestrate dates so dreadful their father will see widowed life is best. Neighbors on Gardam Street include football-playing brothers Nick and Tommy (the latter plays Tracy to Rosalind's Hepburn), and two newcomers: a widowed professor and her toddler baby. Middle sisters Jane and Skye, who share a room but nothing else, steal the show by swapping homework assignments with hilariously catastrophic results. It's sheer pleasure to spend time with these exquisitely drawn characters, girls so real that readers will feel the wind through their hair as they power down the soccer field. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From a National Book Award winning author, this modern classic is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.

The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn’t quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick’s sister has decided it’s time for him to start dating—and the girls know that can only mean one thing: disaster. Enter the Save-Daddy Plan—a plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny, that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it. It’s high jinks, big laughs, and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return.

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