The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters Two Rabbits

The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters Two Rabbits

The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy ⚣ Author Jeanne Birdsall – The Penderwick sisters busily discover the summertime magic of Arundel estate’s sprawling gardens treasure filled attic tame rabbits and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts Best The Penderwick sisters A Summer MOBI · busily discover the summertime magic of Arundel estate’s sprawling The Penderwicks PDF \ gardens treasure filled attic tame rabbits and the cook who makes the best Penderwicks A Summer PDF/EPUB ç gingerbread in Massachusetts Best of all is Jeffrey Tifton son of Arundel’s owner Penderwicks A Summer Tale of PDF/EPUB or the perfect companion for their adventures Icy hearted Mrs Tifton is less pleased with the Penderwicks than Jeffrey and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble Is that any fun For sure the summer will be unforgettable.

10 thoughts on “The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy

  1. Rick Riordan Rick Riordan says:

    I’ll admit I approach award winning children’s books with some trepidation All too often children’s literature awards denote books that appeal to adult librarians and book critics rather than to children The books are like brussel sprouts on the literary table We are told to read them because they are supposedly good for us not because we will enjoy themI was happy to find that National Book Award winner The Penderwicks was an exception Four sisters and their father take a three week summer vacation to a rented cottage behind Arundel Hall and become involved in the fate of the young boy who lives in the mansion The book is funny sweet gentle and moving The characters are perfectly drawn The book is also very accessible I read it in a single afternoon and I’m not a fast reader Here is a book driven by character and atmosphere rather than by plot and yet unlike some other books that used to drive my students crazy because “nothing happens” this one never loses the reader’s interest Highly recommended for girls It will still be a tough sell for boys but I would not cringe to see The Penderwicks taught in the classroom That’s than I can say for many Newbery picks

  2. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    45 stars People sometimes make unexpected choices when they're lonely The Penderwick sisters are summering with their father on a cottage aka part of the Arundel estateThere's Rosalind 12 Skye 11 Jane 10 and Batty 4 and of course their dad and their dog Hound PenderwickThey girls soon discover that this summer will be one that they will remember forever Arundel is nothing like the neglected little cottage they imagined Each of the girls have their own room the sprawling grounds as their backyard and the adventure of a lifetime Parents almost always want what's best for their children They just don't always know what that is However Mrs Tifton the owner is something else She's mean and stuffy and rude and just about everything in between Her son Jeffery seems alright but with a mother like that just how will the girls have any fun? “Don't kill her now just when we've gone to all that trouble to rescue her said Jeffrey Ahhh This was truly a cute bookIt reminds me a lot of Little Women and I mean that in the best way The characters are so sweet and sassy with each of their personalities rounding out their sisterhoodI really liked how the plot meandered from one adventure to the next It's nice to get those slice of life books sprinkled here and there It felt refreshing and I adored it Onward to the next book This is what made a book great she thought that you could read it over and over and never get tired of it YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

  3. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    I'm upping to 5 stars on reread This is a timeless heartwarming middle grade story of the Penderwick family and their three week vacation one August in a rental cottage in the Berkshire mountains in western Massachusetts It may not sound too exciting but with the Penderwicks everything is an adventure The family consists of ❧ Mr Penderwick a widower who loves plants and randomly speaks in Latin to his daughters; ❧ Rosalind age 12 who's taken on the caregiver role for her younger sisters; ❧ Skye 11 an adventurous girl whose blunt occasionally ill considered words sometimes get her in trouble; ❧ Jane 10 aspiring author and soccer player Often speaks as though she's writing one of her heroine's adventures For although Sabrina Starr had enough courage to face her adversaries it was nice when she didn't have to; ❧ Elizabeth Batty age 4 animal lover extraordinaire who wears fairy wings every day; and ❧ Hound Batty's faithful companionThey meet Jeffrey the Very Interesting Boy of the title; his alarmingly stern high society mother who is renting the cottage to the Penderwick family the handsome teenage gardener Cagney and his two pet rabbits a belligerent bull in a pasture and And they all learn and grow just a little in the course of their three week stay in the Berkshire cottage that summerI'm convinced that telling a middle grade tale well enough to charm both young and old is a truly difficult thing to pull off well and takes a lot of talent I bought this book about ten years ago for my daughter who was about 9 years old at the time and we both loved it The Penderwick girls are vivid uirky and varied personalities; I never had trouble remembering which girl was which A recommended read especially for young girlsNow to try to lay my hands on copies of the seuels Original post I remember this as a completely delightful middle grade book about a family of young sisters and their family vacation one summer but I haven't read it for years For some reason it grabbed my attention today even though I should be reading other books We'll see how it holds up on reread

  4. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Absolutely one of the best books I have ever read My heart is so full having just finished the book it really touched me deeply and I absolutely love it After just a few pages I knew I the Penderwicks were destined to become my dear book friends like the March sisters and Anne and Emily of old and indeed the whole story was absolutely darling charming sweet refreshing everything I'd hoped for and because it is also remarkably sensitive thoughtful and I hate to say it rare in that it portrays a modern family who genuinely love one another and are genuinely nice helpful people and good friends with one another In my opinion Birdsall's book deserves all the praise heaped upon it but that does nothing to diminish the sheer joy of discovering for yourself just how wonderful it really is I highly recommend all my friends to read it this summer

  5. emma emma says:

    there is no book lovely and summery and sweet than this one man oh manthis is a story about sisters that my sisters and i used to read growing up and it is just as delightful this book makes me use words like delightful at 21 as it was at nine and ten and eleven and twelve i read this book a lot like a lot a loti love these four sisters and their friend Jeffrey and their dad and their dog Hound i love this setting and this summer i could read this book again and again and in about an hour it is very short so on top of everything my reading challenge loves it toobasically I LOVE SISTERS AND SUMMER AND DOGS AND FRIENDSHIP and this book is about all of those things dreamyi intend to try to read the rest of the books in this series mostly because i can't remember if i've read them before i'm very excitedbottom line YAY what could BE summery than rereading a book with the subtitle A Summer Tale of Four Sisters Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy ?

  6. Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick) Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick) says:

    45 stars This books is wonderful It has all of the magic of a classic and I love the relationship between all of the sisters Plus Hound is such a fun character

  7. Ririt Rachma Miranti Ririt Rachma Miranti says:

    Book reviewTittle The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters Twi Rabbits and A Very Interesting BoyName RIRIT RACHMA MIRANTITidar University English Education skill class two students number 1710302053A good novel about childhood can make the reader feels rewind their childhood time One of the best books for children and also the reader is a book from Jeanne Birdsall entitled The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy This book was published in 2005 it has 262 pages of content After released this book rapidly established itself as A Child Magazine Best Book of the Year a Kirkus Reviews Best Book A publishers Weekly Best Children’s book A School Library Journal best Book of the Year and immediate bestseller status The story about summer time of enchantment and adventure this book is focusing on simple outdoor fun lack of electronics and four creative intelligent sisters seem to belong to a different era than the twenty first centuryThe Penderwicks is a story about responsible older sister Rosalind 12 years old ;who has a temperamental and stubborn sister Skye 11 years old; another little sister who likes daydreaming and budding writer Jane 10 years old; and little Batty 4 years old; also their botanist father The do not have mother because she had passed away to a terminal illness just after Batty was born also the sisters have formed a fierce bond They journey of a summer vacation is at a rented cottage on the Arundel estate in the Berkshires is written in this book On Arundel the Penderwicks sisters meet Jeffrey a person who has talent in musical and a son of Mrs Tifton the arrogant owner of the Arundel estate and Cagney the teen groundskeeper After some early social messes the Penderwicks girls and Jeffrey get to be good friends and Rosalind have a crush on CagneyBut Mrs Tifton reinforced by her likewise mean and snobbish beau Dexter Dupree does not accept of the Penderwick girls also their friendship with her son After an unhappy and terrible birthday party for Jeffrey they hear his mom and Dupree will het to marry and send Jeffrey to military school Jeffrey is shocked and when his mother did not listen to his appeals he plans to run away Then the Penderwick sisters make it a mission to save Jeffrey from a terrible fate Whether rescuing escaped rabbits or Batty from a bull's pen barging into Mrs Tifton's garden competition searching through attic trunks to find old fashioned dresses to wear to Jeffrey's birthday party eating homemade gingerbread the girls' adventures are always appealing and fun And in the course of the summer the sisters come to realize their own talents challenges and changes Even though this is a bestseller book but I still find something that I do not like from the content of this book so I decided to write a review from this book Some problematic events that appear in this novel are mostly concerning the message about lying It is told when the two middle sisters agree to lie to their father and older sister about nearly letting the littlest Penderwick get gored by a bull Another story of lying is repeatedly in this episode maintaining that their little sister was caught in a rose bush I was really hoping that eventually the plot story would show the girls learning some sort of lesson about lying but sadly no The message about lying here is certainly that one can lie with latitude and no guilty conscience So I think this is the lack of this bookAnother detail thing that I really disliked was a subplot about Rosalind the oldest Penderwick at 12 years old having a huge crush on Cagney the 19 years old gardener I found this both ridiculous and inappropriate when Rosalind discovers she is being foolish “I’m an idiot Rosalind thought I’m only twelve years old well twelve and a half and Cagney’s much too grown up to be my boyfriend”Then another negative aspect of the book the name calling from the children Skye the 11 years old has a bad temper and is the worst culprit saying bad things like “Darn that Dexter Double darn that lousy rotten no good creep” She also calls her littlest sister a stupid idiot and midget However there is a character development about her learning she needs self control “She sat up and swung her arms around wildly This controlling her temper wasn’t going to be easy” The 10 years old Jane calls names such as “fish head” and “silly git” playfully while practicing soccer This is portrayed as meant merely in funEven though that are some bad or negative aspect from this book but this book still has positive messages Some of them are about being courageous pursuing your dreams loyalty to family and friends kindness and forgiveness In this book tell about the four sisters each of them have a uniue strong personality to which tween girls will easily relate Rosalind is kind and responsible Skye is independent hot tempered and smart Jane is a creative aspiring writer Batty is a dreamy animal loverI do appreciate for all the positive interactions between Mr Penderwick a widower and his four daughters Although a tad absent minded Mr Penderwick is a refreshingly loving affirming father figure who is always willing to listen He also notices and empathizes whenever a daughter is upset and encourages each daughter to develop her particular talentsMr Penderwick is a foil to the neighbor boy Jeffrey’s overbearing mother who tries to force him into military school when he really wishes to be a musician I thought this part of the plot was handled exceptionally well The Penderwicks encourage Jeffrey to be honest with his mother and have the courage to tell her that he wants to attend a Music Conservatory instead Jeffrey and his mother are able to come to a compromise thanks to the Penderwicks’ adviceWell that is my review about the book but after you read this book it is better to read the seuels this is The Penderwicks on Gardam Street and The Penderwicks at Point Mouette It still tells about the Penderwicks sisters but in different stories and adventures

  8. Melissa Melissa says:

    A lovely set up for a book but the characters never felt real Somehow all the ages felt off Batty talked like someone much older than 4 I had to keep reminding myeslf that Rosalind was only 12 and Mrs Tifton seemed like she was in her 50s not early 30s I just never fell in love with the characters It was trying too hard to be sweet and charming I did like Hound though

  9. Calista Calista says:

    This is like a re imagined 'Little Women' for the modern age It is different and similar There are 4 girls with a neighbor boy who have lots of adventures over a summer where they grow up a little The Penderwicks can't go to the beach for their month long summer vacation this year which is a little disappointing until they see the huge cottage they are renting for 3 weeks on the property of a huge mansion The boy in the mansion Jeffrey welcomes the chaos that the girls bring with their fun One sister is a writer like Jo Another sister is a tough outspoken tomboy like Jo then there is the 4 year old sister and the sister that falls in love They live with their father their mother is dead They have to help Jeffrey fix his life while they are all having fun together with rabbits and hounds and gardensThis book had the magic of summer to it That time when the world feels right and life feels easy and the world is waiting to be explored The sisters were a whole lot of fun to get to know They sure did give Jeffrey's mother a difficult summer but maybe she needed that I see why this is such a popular series I don't know if I will go on but I am glad I read this first one It's a wonderful book in the middle grade genre for kids and anyone young at heart My heart is heavy for the time being and I can't figure out why I think that's why this story didn't go deeper I did enjoy the story but it just didn't hit that place in my heart and I don't think it's the books fault necessarily It could just be difficult to penetrate whatever has me down I'm struggling in school right now and I've got to look for a place to work and life seems difficult right now I just couldn't feel that carefree nature that the girls had during this story So I think it's simply where I'm at and not the book

  10. Brian Yahn Brian Yahn says:

    The tale of the Penderwicks is the epitome of a middle grade masterpiece Adults that just don't get it a summer vacation in a strange new land hopeless love heartbreak best friends at first sight friendships a family so close you wish you were a part of it Jeanne Birdsall takes everything you loved about your childhood and whittles it down to a couple hundred pagesThe Penderwick children have enough personality to fill a series and I look forward to continuing the series and seeing where Jeanne Birdsall takes themThis might just be my favorite non fantasy middle grade book of all time

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