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Publisher's Summary

The finale you've all been waiting for: The Penderwicks at Last is the final, flawless installment in the modern classic series from National Book Award winner and New York Times best-selling author Jeanne Birdsall!

Nine years, five older siblings, a few beloved dogs, and an endless array of adventures - these are the things that have shaped Lydia's journey since fans first met her in The Penderwicks in Spring.

Now, it's summertime, and 11-year-old Lydia is dancing at the bus stop, waiting for big sister, Batty, to get home from college.

This is a very important dance and a very important wait, because the two youngest sisters are about to arrive home to find out that the Penderwicks will all be returning to Arundel this summer, the place where it all began. And better still is the occasion: a good ol'-fashioned, homemade-by-Penderwicks wedding.

Bursting with heart and brimming with charm, this is a joyful, hilarious ode to the family we love best. And oh, my MOPS - Meeting of Penderwick Siblings, lest we ever forget - does Jeanne Birdsall's The Penderwicks at Last crescendo to one perfect Penderwick finale.

©2018 Jeanne Birdsall (P)2018 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Penderwick fans will be saddened yet satisfied by Susan Denaker's narration of the series' final book. The crispness of her narration conveys the old-fashioned feeling of the close-knit family's reminiscences..... Denaker's verve expresses the delight Lydia and her siblings find in even the smallest events." (AudioFile)

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Make more!!!😁

Jeanne Birdsall writes my favorite series, she should make more books. An OK narration, but could be better. Overall, it is her second best book of the penderwick series, after the penderwicks on gardem street.❤️

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The penderwicks at last was sooo good!

I think anybody that loves to read will enjoy this story! The penderwicks is one of the best series ever written!!!!!!!

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Another winner

A great last installment to a series which is one of my family's favorites. Both my boys and my girls enjoyed this series and were hooked on every word of each story. My daughter begged me to listen to them, and so I did, but she didn't have to beg me to listen after the first one I really loved them. I am a teacher at a classical school so I loved Mr. Penderwick's constant use of Latin and the emphasis on reading good books. Thanks to Birdsall for these brilliant family friendly stories with lots of laughs, tears and triumphs!

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Alexa and Moira

Incredible book, I’ve listened to all of the Penderwicks books with my 10 year old daughter and she loves it just as much as I do. An amazing book for the whole family.

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such a good book and interesting.

I love it and It was a fanaticing book of the whole plot of the story.

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Awesome!

We love the Penderwicks! The five sisters and one brother come together again in this marvelous last book in the series. A must read and have!

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Favorite series

I love this book, the only thing that I would change is the fact that I wish she had written the actual wedding instead of just skipping it. Other than that I love this book and all the ones before it.

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Awesome book

Heartfelt, cute and personal characters. Amazing book for any age. Narrator is sooo great at reading the book. It feels like I’m right there in the book.

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When is Batty going to kiss Jeffrey!?

I like this book by it self but I think Batty needs to kiss Jeffrey!

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Abby Haynes

This is the most amazing book ever I love your books 📚 I have listened too your books a hundred times

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Amazing! ❤️

A really amazing end to the series! Loved how all the characters from previous books were in this one. There were some very funny moments the dogs were extremely funny suitable for all ages loved it! Skye (11)