The Penderwicks in Spring

By BIRDSALL, Jeanne

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ISBN
9780375870774 9780375970771 9780307974594
Publisher
Knopf.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2015  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–7—The Penderwick family is back in the fourth book of Birdsall's popular series. With the addition of younger sister Lydia and the recent death of beloved dog Hound, the cast of characters has changed a bit. Though told from the perspectives of Batty and Ben—the younger brother added to the clan in The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (Knopf, 2008)—this is truly Batty's story. Rosalind is in college, and Skye and Jane are both in high school. In this volume, Batty discovers that ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2015

In this fourth Penderwicks book, time has passed and the family landscape has changed. Mr. Penderwick has married the lovely Iantha; Rosalind is away at college; and Skye is fending off best friend Jeffrey's romantic advances. (Aspiring author Jane, however, is as dreamy as ever.) And Batty, the impish little girl with butterfly wings, is now ten and the "senior member of the younger Penderwick siblings" -- stepbrother Ben (seven) and half-sister Lydia (two). The story mostly belongs t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In this fourth Penderwick book, ten-year-old Batty starts an odd-jobs business to pay for voice lessons. There's some melancholy here: Batty suffers...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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