The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy (Penderwicks, Book 1) by Birdsall, Jeanne (#35820T8)

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The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy (Penderwicks, Book 1)

by Birdsall, Jeanne
Paperback (mass market) Yearling, c2005, p2007

$7.99

Overview
From the Publisher
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.
Reviews & Awards
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2006
  • Book Links, 01/01/08
  • Booklist starred, 04/01/05
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 09/01/05
  • Horn Book Magazine, 07/01/05
  • Kirkus Reviews, 06/01/05
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 07/25/05
  • School Library Journal starred, 07/01/05
  • Teacher Librarian, 06/01/06
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10
Product Details
  • Publisher: Yearling
  • Publication Date: March 13, 2007
  • Format: Paperback (mass market)
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 262 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-440-42047-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-440-42047-7
  • Follett Number: 35820T8
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 4.6
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.7
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 8
  • AR Quiz: 88005EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.8
  • Reading Counts Points: 13
  • Lexile: 800L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: T