Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Book Review, Sunday, June 3, 2012: The Penderwicks at Pont Mouette

Yes, Madame L knows this is Tuesday, not Sunday, and she apologizes for being so late with this review. No excuses, and no complaints. 

The third of Jeanne Birdsall's books about the Penderwicks is as charming as the first two, and Madame L recommends it highly. Check out all three from the library and start with the first one---not that you wouldn't enjoy them out of order, but because you'll want to get the whole story from the beginning.

Or buy all three in paperback and them pass them along to a friend. (They're all available from Amazon.com for $6.99 or $7.99.) Though they're written for kids around the ages of 9 to 12, older kids and adults will also enjoy them.

In order, they are:

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy 

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

The Penderwicks at Point Mouette

Madame L can't tell you much about the plot of the "Point Mouette" book because that would spoil your fun. She can tell you, though, that the four sisters and their dog and their absent-minded-professor dad and the "very interesting boy" from the first book and another boy from the first book and some other new characters all help the Penderwick sisters grow up and learn important lessons about life. 
Sorry, that sounds so boring, doesn't it. Trying again: All these marvelous, spirited, fun characters help the girls have a great time! They do learn some important lessons, and they do grow up a little more, as they've been doing in the previous books, but that's not the point. 

Oh, just read the three books. You'll be glad you did.

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