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

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

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This is book number 1 in the The Penderwicks series.

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You know those books that you keep at your bedside just so they're there in case you want to reach over and open to a new chapter? This one is mine. It always cheers me up. When their normal vacation rental gets swept up at the last minute, the family stumbles into the guesthouse at snooty Ms. Tifton's grandeur estate. You'll inevitably get attached to one or all of the Penderwick sisters as they take you through their silly, mischievous, and wholesome adventures. This book will always have a place in my heart.

— From The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

A wonderful story of four sisters on a summer holiday at a grand house, exploring the magic of the sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the perfect companion, Jeffrey. A deliciously nostalgic and witty story that is as breezy and carefree as a summer day.

— From The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

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. Over one million copies sold, now with a bright new look!

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.

When JEANNE BIRDSALL was young, she promised herself she'd be a writer someday--so she could write books for children to read and enjoy, just as she did at her local library. She is now the author of the Penderwicks series: The Penderwicks, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, and The Penderwicks at Point Mouette. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband. 

Product Details ISBN: 9780440420477
ISBN-10: 0440420474
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: March 13th, 2007
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: The Penderwicks
“Problems are solved and lessons learned in this wonderful, humorous book that features characters whom readers will immediately love, as well as a superb writing style. Bring on more of the Penderwicks!” --School and Library Journal, starred