Flashback Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies where you highlight a book from your reading past.
This week for Flashback Friday I have chosen “The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy” by Jeanne Birdsall.
Published: June 14, 2005
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. (from GoodReads)
I read this book back in 2008 because it was a Rebecca Caudill Nominee and I always had to read every book that was on that list. The Penderwick family was fun to read about, since the daughters were so quirky and adventurous! This is definitely a summer read especially when you are looking for a pick-me-up. Although this novel is written for middle grade students and is therefore quite simple, I think it is enjoyable at any age!
Have you read The Penderwicks?
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