The Penderwicks

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013 ratings

The Penderwicks Publisher's Summary

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel's owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

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
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  • Book 1

    • The Penderwicks

    • A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
    • By: Jeanne Birdsall
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 817
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669

    This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel's owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Happy Accident

    • By Neily on 01-14-13
    • A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
    • By: Jeanne Birdsall
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 01-26-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 817 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 2

    • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

    • By: Jeanne Birdsall
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 337

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • grate book

    • By Amy W on 12-09-17

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 3

    • The Penderwicks at Point Mouette

    • By: Jeanne Birdsall
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 300

    When summer comes around, it's off to the beach for Rosalind... and off to Maine with Aunt Claire for the rest of the Penderwick girls, as well as their old friend, Jeffrey. That leaves Skye as OAP (oldest available Penderwick) - a terrifying notion for all, but for Skye especially. Things look good as they settle into their cozy cottage, with a rocky shore, enthusiastic seagulls, a just-right corner store, and a charming next-door neighbor. But can Skye hold it together long enough to figure out Rosalind's directions about not letting Batty explode?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AMAZING

    • By tillyrae on 12-27-16

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 4

    • The Penderwicks in Spring

    • The Penderwicks, Book 4
    • By: Jeanne Birdsall
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283

    Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each member of the family. Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbor Nick Geiger coming home from war. And some are ridiculous, like Batty's new dog-walking business. Batty is saving up her dog-walking money for an extra-special surprise for her family, which she plans to present on her upcoming birthday. But when some unwelcome surprises make themselves known, the best-laid plans fall apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Siblings in Sync

    • By Trent Williams on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 5

    • The Penderwicks at Last

    • By: Jeanne Birdsall
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner

    • By Jacob Allee on 05-26-18

    Regular price: $32.20