Winner of the National Book Award, the first book, The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy, takes place in Arundel, Maine, where the Penderwicks go on their summer vacation. Their normal vacation spot is booked, so they end up renting a small cottage on the property of a large house. Before you know it, the four sisters are up to their noses in adventures, involving, at times, yes, two rabbits, the boy next door (friend or foe?), a bull, the gardner, the cook, and much much more. It's an unforgettable summer for the entire family, and it's sure to be an unforgettable read for you!
Jeanne Birdsall calls Northampton, MA her home. She will be visiting the Odyssey for a book signing in June - date will be posted soon!
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
Paperback: 9780440420477 $6.50
Hardcover: 9780375831430 $15.95
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
Hardcover: 9780375840906 $15.99