The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

eBook - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008
ISBN: 9780375849619
Characteristics: 1 online resource ; 308 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Frankland, David
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Mama2four
Aug 08, 2017

I really enjoyed this book, loved all the book references in it

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1010eh
Jul 09, 2017

I loved the first book and this one is just as good. It is a sweet and lovely story.

DBRL_KrisA Apr 15, 2017

Continuing the adventures of the Penderwick sisters. In this volume, to fulfill the girls' mother's dying wish, their father agrees to go on a series of blind dates. The girls, anxious that he might find a replacement for their mother (and having heard bad step-parent experiences from friends), plot to find him the worst blind dates possible. At the same time, a colleague of Mr. Penderwick's - an attractive, kind, widowed mother of a young boy - moves in next door to the family. And she's great with the girls, and they really like her. Can you see where this is going? I could, but that didn't make the story any less charming.
Rosalind, the eldest, has boy troubles, and Skye and Jane have school play troubles, and Batty (my favorite sister) has Bug Man troubles, but in the end (a beautiful ending, which - I'm not embarrassed to say - had me crying), everything works out.

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bubles77
Aug 23, 2015

I thought it was funny that the Penderwick sisters tried to break up their father and his girlfriend!
They are not so sure that they want another mother around.
This is a great read that I recommend to other children my age!

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marthabwaters
Jun 11, 2015

This sequel to 'The Penderwicks' might not be quiiiiiiiiiiiiite as outstanding as its predecessor, but it's still pretty spectacular. You'll see the ending coming a mile away, but it doesn't matter: these books are lovely and heartfelt, full of memorable characters and a family you'll want to become a member of. They feel old-fashioned but never dated, and I can imagine the series being read for many years to come. Lovely.

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Maiya_Schmidt
Jun 26, 2014

I really liked this book I don't know why though. XD

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_sarinahuang
Apr 07, 2012

didn't really like this on. @ Trevor_Jones: "historical"? do u mean "hysterical"?

greta39 May 27, 2011

great book! i also LOVE the first and third books!

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Trevor_Jones
Mar 27, 2011

The kids went all historical when we discovered this second Penderwicks book. The Penderwick girls are among the most engaging characters in childrens' literature. I love talking with my children (ages 5 and 8) about which of the Penderwicks they like the most, and which is most like them.
Right up there with Clementine and Ramona.

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ElizabethSummer
Mar 02, 2011

One of my favorites.

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Jul 15, 2014

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alperkins Apr 27, 2012

When Aunt Claire produces a blue envelope, written by the Penderwick girl's mother before her death, urging Martin Penderwick to 'jump into the dating pool', Rosalind is determined to make sure that she and her sisters never have a step-mother. Between an interesting new neighbor next-door, long-time neighbor boy Tommy Gieger, an ill-starred play authored by Jane, and a mysterious 'Marianne' whom their father starts dating, this story is completely understandable and lovable. Will Rosalind, Skye, Jane, and Batty ever have a new mother?

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greta39 May 27, 2011

"Soak your head!"

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