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.
©2005 Jeanne Birdsall; (P) Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Adults who have been longing to find books for children that remind them of their own childhood favorites need look no further." (Booklist)
I accidentally downloaded this book not realizing it was a children's book, but once I started listening, I was transported to magical summer childhood memories, and couldn't bring myself to stop! This would be a great book to engage kids ranging from 6 to 12-ish, or just listen to it on your own if you want to escape the real world of paying bills, doing dishes, or commuting to work!
I am a reading tutor and am using this on my iPod with my student to work on fluency, and reading with expression. I am finding new insights each time I listen to the story.
I love the way she performs the different voices.
My daughter absolutely loves this story & has listened to it so many times I think she has some of it memorized.
She started listenting to it at about age 7 and at age 9 still enjoys it. My older daughters also enjoy the story.
I listened to this audiobook with my 10 year old daughter, and the only thing we didn't like was when it ended. The characters became so real that she and I discussed aspects of them at times when we weren't listening. As a mother, I especially appreciated the kindness shared between the family members and friends within these chapters. This is a well-written and wonderfully narrated piece of children's literature that I highly recommend.
I took a chance on a potentially good story of a family made up of four girls...so myself and three boys listened to and were completely entertained. Mr. Penderwick is a good father to a highly intelligent and rambunctious group of daughters.
We listened in one sitting on a long car ride. Nine year old daughter says she would recommend the book to her older friend. She said it was a little too sad when Jeffrey ran away. Batty and Sky were out favorites.
We liked Battys voice and she was funny in particular
9 year old says Sky "reminds me of myself"
But the birthday party "lacked drama."
Jeffrey's mom felt a little one dimensional.
Dad thinks the author needed to figure out when this book is set. Nobody talks about phones or tv. Come on. Didn't bother the kids in the car.
**some audio glitches that repeated sections**
The characters are so delightful! I enjoyed spending time with this family and experiencing all of their adventures with them. It is a children's book, so everything is family-friendly and kosher enough.
Unfortunately, the narrator sound a little clunky at some points. Most of the time, however, she is un-intrusive.
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