The Penderwick Sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isnt quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwicks sister has decided its time for him to start datingand the girls know that can only mean one thing: disaster. Enter the Save-Daddy Plana plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny, that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it. Its high jinks, big laughs, and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return.
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"This is a book to cherish and to hold close like a warm, cuddly blanket that you draw around yourself to keep out the cold. Grades 4-8." - School Library Journal.
"The rest of the story is a pleasant ramble of a read, replete with well-intentioned scheming, adolescent crushes, horrible homework disasters, soccer, secrets, school dances and lots and lots of literary allusion.... " - Kirkus Reviews.
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Birdsall was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in the suburbs. She decided to become a writer at the age of ten - but she didn't start until she was 41. She worked first on other jobs, most notably as a photographer, and some of her work has been displayed in galleries around the world.
Birdsall's first book was published when she was 44. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy introduced the Penderwick sisters and won the National Book Award.
Her second book was a sequel, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (2008). The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, is her third book in the series.
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