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The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (edition 2008)

by Jeanne Birdsall

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Title:The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
Authors:Jeanne Birdsall
Info:Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (2008), Hardcover, 308 pages
Collections:Read in 2012, Read but unowned
Tags:family, remarriage, stepmothers, stepsiblings, sisters, dogs, cats, young writers, neighbors, Massachusetts, soccer, Penderwicks, homework, Aztecs, plays, Halloween, school, New England, professor father

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Second volume of the Penderwick trilogy (currently a trilogy). Totally charming book in which the Penderwick sisters try to sabotage their father's dating, then change their minds and encourage him to date and marry the beautiful astrophysicist next door. Listened to the audiobook, which had a lovely narrator, and enjoyed laughing in the car with Mila during the final chapter. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
I read this in one sitting - I just took it out to the swing in the yard and read it through. Perfect way to read it for its nostalgic tone and comforting ideas. The story started a little slow but by the end I was laughing out loud so much my son (who is trying to finish the last Charlie Bone book) was getting thoroughly annoyed with me. I think one of the reasons this could be a successful series, like the classics that inspired it, is that there are so many interesting characters. With the first two books Birdsall is busy establishing all their stories, and making the ancillary characters real and rich, too. But with future books she could emphasize some characters more than others, and keep us readers happy for many more books. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
This was a delightful change of pace from my normal reading selections. I read the book over a 2 day period. ( )
  JanicsEblen | May 6, 2016 |
A wholesome, earnest story about a family of four sisters whose "save Daddy" plan is intended to keep him out of the dating game after being widowed for four years. Side stories include the Aztec play debacle, getting acquainted with new neighbors Iantha (sp??? I listened to the book) and her toddler Ben, Skye's rivalry with Melissa, and Batty's obsession with "the Bugman." ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Sequel to The Penderwicks. An adorable children's fiction. ( )
  i.should.b.reading | Jan 15, 2016 |
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I really enjoyed reading The Penderwicks on Gardam Street,though the prologue was sad.
However,the plot was fantastic!I feel like I could read Penderwicks forever,but I don't care for the way Jeanne Birdsall adds love and dating into the story,even though thats part of the it.
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The Penderwick sisters are at 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 - which 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. But first they have some other problems to deal with: Rosalind can't seem to get the annoying Tommy Geiger out of her hair; Skye loses her temper on the soccer field; Jane's love of creative writing leads her into deep water, and Batty's getting into mischief spying on the new next-door neighbour. As for Hound, he's always in trouble. Expect big laughs and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return.
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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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The four Penderwick sisters are faced with the unimaginable prospect of their widowed father dating, and they hatch a plot to stop him.

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