• The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

  • By: Karina Yan Glaser
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (222 ratings)

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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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If you like this read penderwicks!

This is a good story but the penderwicks by jeane birdsall is waaaaaaay better! The narrator is okay but not awesome

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I really like it!

This is a very good book and I would highly recommend it!The reason I gave the performance four stars is because the lady who read the book read it slowly and did not put feeling into the characters sentences.however once you listen to it a few times you get used to it.But I think that the story and the overall are excellent!😁👌

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Awesome 🤩

I loved this book so much I can’t wait to read the second book this book was awesome I totally recommend this book to kids I loved the narrator my favourite character was Jessie🤩🤩🤩🤩♥️♥️

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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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Modern family, classic writing

Well written, engaging story. Great narration. A good family listen for kids and adults alike!

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Good please read 🙃😊🤪💕👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😍🙂☺️

I’m not sure about the lady who reads it but I got used to it quickly so it’s a great book I love the other vanderbeekers books to they’re really great and I love them thank you

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Great Family Time Book!

Each of my three children fell in love with a different character in the story. We loved hearing how much the family took care of each other & their neighbors.

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An endearing story and characters

This simple little story has all the warmth and charm of the best books about family. Loved it and feel I'm a member of the Vanerbeeker family.

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A cozy and welcoming story<br />

I enjoyed this book immensely, and can not wait for the next one. The narrator was brilliant and the story was welcoming.