The Penderwicks at Last

The Penderwicks at Last

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 Last crescendo to one perfect Penderwick finale.

Title:The Penderwicks at Last
Edition Language:English
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About Jeanne Birdsall

Jeanne Birdsall grew up in the suburbs west of Philadelphia, where she attended wonderful public schools. Jeanne had lots of great teachers, but her favorites were: Mrs. Corkhill, sixth grade, who encouraged her intellectual curiosity; Mr. Tremonte, eighth grade algebra, who taught Jeanne to love and respect math; and Miss Basehore, second and fourth year Latin, to whom Jeanne (and Mr. Penderwick)


    The Penderwicks at Last Reviews

  • twice_baked??

    The heck did I just read??That was the biggest waste of time.You probably already know what I think, by the rating I gave it. Here are all my problems with this ... book. (It has a lot of spoilers, ev...

  • Laura

    I've heard rumors this one is about Lydia and takes place at Arundel. Which means it could be the right timeframe and place for it to be about Skye and Jeffrey getting married.I want this an inordinat...

  • DaNae

    I'm finally willing to admit it's over. Finishing one of my favorite-for-all-time series is not a time to mourn, well not much. I kept making the joke that it would be tragic if I died before Birdsall...

  • Katie Fitzgerald

    In this long-awaited conclusion to the Penderwicks series, which is set 15 years after the first book, the entire Penderwicks clan has returned to Arundel to celebrate Rosalind's wedding to Tommy Geig...

  • Amy

    I started crying happy tears on the first page and didn't stop until the last.(view spoiler)[I can understand why people are upset that Skye and Jeffrey didn't end up together, but I honestly think it...

  • Tirzah Eleora

    I had such high hopes for this book! I’ve been waiting for a worthy finale to this series since I read ‘The Penderwicks in Spring’ shortly after it was published and it proved to be one of the o...

  • Rachael Stein

    I will post a real review on the blog next week. For now, some stray thoughts. 1. Philippa Nel? That is a serious deep cut children's lit shout out, Jeanne. Nice. 2. I have found that I can't talk abo...

  • Digne

    It's still two years away! ... But I need it now!I started reading the Penderwicks series in 2009 (the first book was published in 2005) and the long wait between books has always been a struggle!...

  • Sharla

    Lydia frolicks in meadows, plays with sheep, oh and choreographs a dance for her sisters wedding. ATTENTION: This review is chock full of spoilers. So go no further if that is not okay with you.-First...

  • Lauren

    I have heard almost no rumors about this book except that it is about Lydia and it takes place at Arundel (as one reviewer has previously stated). However, we have a promise from Ms. Birdsall that one...