Broadway, my 11 year old daughter, just finished The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall.
There are three novels in The Penderwicks series that have all been on the New York Times Bestselling List. The Penderwick novels have also won the National Book Award for Children’s Literature.
From Jeanne Birdsall’s site, I found this quote about The Penderwicks: “Meet the Penderwicks, a family who believes in truth and honor, yet can’t seem to stay out of trouble. There’s oldest sister Rosalind, responsible for the rest; stubborn, feisty Skye; dreamy Jane; and shy little Batty, whose best friend is Hound, a large dog more loyal than obedient.”
Sounds like a fun family to follow in their adventures.
I sat down with Broadway to hear her thoughts on this book, in her own words.
Q. Describe this book in a few sentences
A. This book is not like normal books. Not in a bad way, but in a good way. This book is about four sisters who go on a summer vacation and get into some trouble. Trouble with a bull ranging to just plain old trouble. This is a wonderful and well described story.
Q. Describe the main character
A. One of the characters is Rose. She is 12 years old and is the oldest sister of the four Penderwicks. During the vacation she is love sick over this teenage gardener boy at the place the Penderwicks were staying at for the summer.
Q. What is your most favorite scene in the book?
A. I liked all of the scenes.
Q. Would you recommend this book to your friends?
A. Yes, because its really fun and descriptive. Its really neat.
Well, Broadway did not divulge much, but it sounds like an adventurous book with four kids as the main characters during their summer vacation.
Broadway flew through this book and believes that all of her friends and any other fifth grader would love this story.
For more book reviews by Broadway, check out: When you Reach Me and City of the Beasts.
Julie Grasso says
Sounds like a really great series. I am intrigued and will put it on the to read list. I have a few years before Gigi will be ready to read it which is great as my to read is getting monstrous. Thanks for linking in to the hop. Cheers Julie
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Renee C. says
My daughter can be brief as well at times. The important thing is that your daughter would recommend it. My daughter just recently read this one as well. She said she enjoyed it, but she didn’t rave about it. She has been pushing me real hard to read the Sisters 8 books. She read all 9 (I think there are 9) over the Christmas holidays and she desperately wants to review them for the website. It’s just that I’m sooo behind on reading! lol
Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop! Nice to see you there! 🙂
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Jaymie Shook says
Four sisters? Any other shades of Little Women here? I loved that family, too. Thank you so much for joining the Kid Lit Blog Hop! I’m following you on Twitter and just added you on G+ too. I hope you join us again in March!
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