Penderwicks, Book 5: Penderwicks At Last

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The finale you've all been waiting for: The Penderwicks at Last is the final, flawless installment in the modern classic series from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Jeanne Birdsall!

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 readers first met her in The Penderwicks in Spring.

Now it's summertime, and eleven-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. And better still is the occasion: a good old-fashioned, homemade-by-Penderwicks wedding.

Bursting with heart and brimming with charm, this is a joyful, hilarious ode to the family we love best. And oh my MOPS--Meeting of Penderwick Siblings--does Jeanne Birdsall's The Penderwicks at Lastcrescendo to one perfect Penderwick finale.--from the publisher

304 pages           978-0385755665          Ages 8-12

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Our story opens with a phone call.  Skye has decided to have her wedding at Arundel - where it all began.

So, we return to memories, to looking back and a lot of remembering the before and figuring out the now.  There are goodbyes that make life horrible and sad.  But life has a way of going forward that brings happiness into the now and of course, the Penderwicks have happiness running over.

A lovely story about relationships and hopes and dreams and getting along and life as it should be or at least as we wish it could be.

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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