Tuesday, May 31, 2011

booktalk tuesday

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

IndieBound Description:
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 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.

My Thoughts:Sweet and heartwarming, don't miss the sequels: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street and the fresh-out-of-the-oven The Penderwicks at Point Mouette!


Jillian said...

THESE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS EVER!!!!!!! Right up at the top of the list with yours, Grace :) I'm reading Point Mouette right now, my mom got it for me for my birthday last month. I need to finish it!

Grace Lin said...

Let me know how you like Point Mouette, I still have to get it!

Jillian said...

I finished it last night after I read this post :D It was excellent. A secret is revealed that was unexpected, I didn't even expect it to happen in the book.