Summer is here and it's off to the beach for Rosalind ...and off to Maine for the rest of the Penderwick girls with their old friend, Jeffrey. That leaves Skye as OAP (oldest available Penderwick) - a terrifying notion for all. Things look good as they settle into their cozy cottage, but can Skye hold it together? Will Jane's Love Survey come to a ...
Summer is here and it's off to the beach for Rosalind ...and off to Maine for the rest of the Penderwick girls with their old friend, Jeffrey. That leaves Skye as OAP (oldest available Penderwick) - a terrifying notion for all. Things look good as they settle into their cozy cottage, but can Skye hold it together? Will Jane's Love Survey come to a tragic conclusion? Is Batty - contrary to all accepted wisdom - the only Penderwick capable of carrying a tune? And will Jeffrey be able to keep peace between the girls ...these girls who are his second, and most heartfelt, family? It's a rollercoaster ride as the Penderwicks continue their unforgettable adventures in a story filled with laughs and joyful tears!
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My children -- especially my nine-year-old daughter -- love this book and the others in the Penderwick series, which I read aloud to them. It was recommended to us by a children's librarian friend of mine. It touches on serious themes in a thoughtful way. Such themes include the death of a parent, divorce, love, work-life balance, music, sport and sibling relationships. But most importantly, the story is fun to read.
Publishers Weekly, 2011-04-11 The Penderwick sisters' third adventure brings them back in full entertaining force, despite the absence of their father, who is honeymooning in England, and Rosalind, who's vacationing with a friend in New Jersey. Birdsall fills the gaps in the family ranks with several new characters that the three remaining sisters meet while on a seaside Maine vacation with good-natured Aunt Claire and their beloved friend, Jeffrey. Friendly next-door neighbor Alec, an accomplished musician, takes musical prodigy Jeffrey under his wing, and the children also meet two siblings who are visiting their innkeeper grandparents: Dominic becomes the amusingly ill-fated love interest of aspiring romance writer Jane, and Mercedes is a suitably feisty friend for irrepressible Batty. With Rosalind away, Skye agonizes over her role as OAP (Oldest Available Penderwick), fretting that she won't be able "to keep Batty alive and undamaged for two weeks." Balancing the novel's comedy is an affecting, neatly crafted subplot that builds up to the emotionally charged revelation involving Jeffrey. From start to finish, this is a summer holiday to savor. Ages 8-12. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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