A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (Penderwicks, Bk 1)
A Summer Tale of Four Sisters Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy - Penderwicks, Bk 1 Author:Jeanne Birdsall 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 ... more »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.« less
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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.
My daughter is nine, almost ten, and loved this book. The writing was at her level, the story was appropriate and "spoke" to her, particularly the oldest daughter's unrequited interest in an older boy. This is a charming book, well written with an engaging story.