Series: The Penderwicks Book 1
Length: 288 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 43 minutes
First Published: 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.
Deliciously nostalgic and quaintly witty, this is a story as breezy and carefree as a summer day.
Quotes from The Penderwicks
People sometimes make unexpected choices when they’re lonely.
The cuter the boy, the mushier your brain.
Parents almost always want what’s best for their children. They just don’t always know what that is.
If there could be anything worse than having a parent die, it would be having a parent who never bothered to meet you.
About Jeanne Birdsall
Jeanne Birdsall is an author whose works include The Penderwicks series. She currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit the author’s website →