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Publisher's Summary

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have 11 days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home.

A modern classic in the making reminiscent of the Penderwicks series, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is about the connections we make and the unexpected turns life can take.

©2017 Karina Yan Glaser (P)2017 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Robin Miles's vocalizations of the five Vanderbeeker children, their family, and their friends place the listener firmly in the family's old brownstone in their Harlem neighborhood. By using distinct voices for each of the characters, Miles displays the generational and ethnic diversity of the family and their community... This is a heartwarming story with a 'happily-ever-after; that is sure to delight listeners of every age." (AudioFile)

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Will become a Christmas Classic!

I guarantee you will fall in love with the Vanderbeekers and the rest of the neighborhood. The story gives you all the warm and fuzzy feelings that you crave at Christmas time. You will want to revisit 141st Street every year.

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Awesome sauce

This book is the best book ever! So yeah read this book and rate it

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It is SO much like the penderwicks!

Great book, but I feel as though they stole some characteristics from the penderwicks, if you have listened to it yet I HIGHLY suggest it. In the end both awesome books!

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The most wonderful heartwarming story

Read this book aloud at Christmas time, or any time of the year, to remind yourself and the kids in your life of the richness of life in a true community, the power of kindness, and how important it is not to judge by appearances. A stunning debut novel from a skillful and sensitive author - I will be reading everything else she writes!

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A great family read<br />

We listened together as a family as we learned to serve others. These book has some great lessons about helping others.