The Penderwicks Author:Jeanne Birdsall THE PENDERWICKS: FOUR SISTERS, AS DIFFERENT AS CHALK FROM CHEESE, YET AS CLOSE AS CAN BE.NNTHE ELDEST, ROSALIND, IS RESPONSIBLE AND PRACTICAL; SKYE, STUBBORN AND FEISTY; DREAMY, ARTISTIC, BUDDING NOVELIST, JANE; AND SHY LITTLE BATTY, WHO DOESN T GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT HER BUTTERFLY WINGS. AND NOT FORGETTING HOUND, THEIR LARGE LUMBERING LOVABLE DOG.... more » NNTHE FOUR GIRLS AND THEIR ABSENT-MINDED FATHER HEAD OFF FOR THEIR SUMMER HOLIDAYS, BUT INSTEAD OF THE COSY TUMBLEDOWN COTTAGE THEY EXPECT, THEY FIND THEMSELVES ON A HUGE ESTATE CALLED ARUNDEL, WITH MAGNIFICENT GARDENS RIPE FOR EXPLORING. IT ISN T LONG BEFORE THEY BECOME EMBROILED IN ALL SORTS OF SCRAPES WITH NEW-FOUND FRIEND, JEFFREY - BUT HIS MOTHER, THE ICY-HEARTED MRS TIFTON, MUST BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS. CHAOTIC ADVENTURES ENSUE, AND IT SOON BECOMES A SUMMER THE SISTERS WILL NEVER FORGET...« less
ISBN-13: 9780440867302 ISBN-10: 0440867304 Pages:240 Edition:New Ed Rating:
This book is wonderful! My new favorite. As soon as we finished reading the library's copy, I knew we had to own it, so I was pleased to find it on paperbackswap! We also read the sequel, which I didn't expect to be as good, but the author didn't disappoint.