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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,378 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeanne Birdsall Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Penderwicks Series Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9780739365007
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With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.

The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn’t quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick’s sister has decided it’s time for him to start dating—and the girls know that can only mean one thing: disaster. Enter the Save-Daddy Plan—a plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny, that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it. It’s high jinks, big laughs, and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, April 28, 2008:
  • “It's sheer pleasure to spend time with these exquisitely drawn characters, girls so real that readers will feel the wind through their hair as they power down the soccer field. Review, San Francisco Chronicle, April 27, 2008:
    "Birdsall writes with amazing grace.
  • "Just the sort of cozy fare that's missing in today's mean-girl world."
  • Starred Review, Booklist, May 1, 2008:
  • This is a book to cherish and to hold close like a warm, cuddly blanket that you draw around yourself to keep out the cold."
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2008:

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laeroport | 2/18/2014

    " Love and family honor all wrapped up in a delightful romp. I can't wait to read book #3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 2/16/2014

    " I was so excited when I learned there was another book and more on the way. I find this author timeless and the characters endearing. I love watching the girls grow up and their personalities shine through so much. I like the first book a little better, but just a little. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 2/12/2014

    " A lovely book about a family of girls with their varying personalities. I loved it. I thought this was the best of the 3 books, but I did read this one first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Brown | 1/31/2014

    " I loved this book, a sequel to The Penderwicks. The Penderwick daughters face the fact that their widowed father is starting to date again (not because he wants to but because their aunt is forcing him to because of a request from his late wife). The girls come up with a plot to save their father and themselves from the possibility of having an evil stepmother. Each of the girls has a wonderful personality and they have many different adventures together and a part. Some of the plot is predictable but the characters and the writing more than make up for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheralyn | 1/25/2014

    " Wonderful as always! I was not entirely in the mood to read this one, but knew it would be worth it and then I was laughing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 1/22/2014

    " What an absolutely charming family! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duckpondwithoutducks | 1/20/2014

    " The 4 Penderwick sisters are appalled to find that their widowed father is starting to date again. They must put a stop to it! Of course, there are many troublesome situations that they get themselves into, but as it must in a children's story of this type, things always work themselves out in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 1/18/2014

    " This book could not have been any better, cuter, sweeter, etc, etc. Reading about the Penderwicks left me with a perma-grin. Great feel good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 pjreads ♫ | 1/16/2014

    " 30.2A Texas Bluebonnet Award list "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/22/2013

    " good old fashioned read--I actually listened to the audio version "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richelle | 12/22/2013

    " This book was alright. My 4th-6th graders love it and always talk about how funny it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Dana | 12/9/2013

    " I liked this one even better than the first! I'm trying to be patient while I wait on hold for the third Penderwicks novel but after this story ended I just wanted more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 11/28/2013

    " It was okay. The first book was amazing though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lncropper | 11/1/2013

    " Anmother wonderful story of the Penderwick sisters. I love these imaginative stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 8/22/2013

    " I really liked this book, as I did the 1st Penderwicks book. As I listened to this as an audiobook, my only disappointment was that the reader had no idea on how to pronounce Latin words which were infused throughout the book. Highly recommended for tween readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/23/2013

    " I liked it, but i felt it ended too quickly/rushed. she could have written an entire book on the last bit! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neon308 | 11/8/2012

    " This book was so much better than the first one! I could really relate to these girls, they are so much like me! I love the fact that this story really captures their personalities, and you can learn so much more about them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Johnson-Duell | 9/2/2012

    " Further adventures of the Penderwick sisters, their clueless-but-lovable dad, and some new neighbors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chloe | 7/31/2012

    " The Pendericks are back and still as good as ever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jailynn | 6/12/2012

    " This is a perfect book for girls age 9-14 or so, also still a very fun read for us "older girls" made me smile, I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fern | 6/4/2012

    " I like the relationship between the sisters, fast easy read but a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Korrin | 4/12/2012

    " Once again ADORABLE. Another cherished story all should read. An excellent plot mixed in with the values of family, friends, and relationships and the concept of always being your best self. Wonderful series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 3/18/2012

    " I agree with the reviewers - this book is better than the first "Penderwicks" and that is saying something. A very satisfying episode in these sisters lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 12/28/2011

    " i loved this, even more than the first! what great writing and beloved characters. the Easter bunny put the first Penderwick book in Whitney's basket, i can't wait to see if she loved it as much as me. terrific story telling and lovable relationships within a family make this endearing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liliko | 12/10/2011

    " i guess that the Penderwicks sisters/family do care a lot about each other and they would do anything for them. its just like katniss volunteering for her sister Prim in whom she loves "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 8/27/2011

    " I really like this series. Sophie does too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 5/15/2011

    " Enjoyed this book. Nothing amazing, but nicely written and good story. A good read when you don't want too intense of a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mackenzie | 5/15/2011

    " This book is a very great book for anyone who likes adventure! I recomend this book to everyone!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 5/11/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyable story. Chuckles are common as the girls flail about. The warmth and old time family/ neighborhood closeness, is heartwarming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 5/5/2011

    " Loved it every bit as much as the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pack | 5/3/2011

    " I loved it every bit as much as the first one. COmpletely cozy fun- I listened to both of them on audio and the reader is delightful. An excellent recommendation for a family trip! - Jesse "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 clairebear18 | 4/26/2011

    " Couldn't put it down and when i was done so sad it had ended so read the second one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 4/15/2011

    " I thought the ending was a bit too obvious too early on, but otherwise, another excellent Penderwick book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwynneth | 4/14/2011

    " I thought this book was really well written and interesting. It is about four sisters who try to keep their dad from dating after their mother died. This is a heart warming story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arielle | 4/10/2011

    " I am speechless. Another wonderfully written book by Jeanne Birdsall! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 4/8/2011

    " I just got done reading this book and loved it!
    "

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About the Author
Author Jeanne BirdsallJeanne Birdsall lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband. Their house is old and comfortable, full of unruly animals, and surrounded by gardens. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette is her third novel.
About the Narrator

Susan Denaker is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her extensive theater credits include numerous plays in the West End of London, national tours, many English rep companies, including a season with Alan Ayckbourn’s company in Scarborough. In the US, she has appeared in Our Town and Sweet Bird of Youth at the La Jolla Playhouse and Breaking Legs at the Westport Playhouse.