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 adventuresthese 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 MOPSMeeting of Penderwick Siblingsdoes Jeanne Birdsall's The Penderwicks at Last crescendo to one perfect Penderwick finale.
About the Author
Jeanne Birdsall is the National Book Award–winning author of the children's book The Penderwicks and its sequel, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, both of which were also New York Times bestsellers. She grew up in the suburbs west of Philadelphia, where she attended wonderful public schools. Although Birdsall first decided to become a writer when she was 10 years old, it took her until she was 41 to get started. In the years in between, Birdsall had many strange jobs to support herself while working hard as a photographer. Birdsall's photographs are included in the permanent collections of museums, including the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Art Museum. She lives with her husband in Northampton, Massachusetts. Their house is old and comfortable, full of unruly animals, and surrounded by gardens.
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Lydia believed in dancing wherever she could--on sidewalks, in supermarket aisles, libraries, swimming pools, parking lots. Today her stage was a bench at the bus stop. It was a challenge dancing on something so narrow, but Lydia took measures to keep from falling--small steps, no leaps, and heavy reliance on upper-body motion.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have all of the books but tgus one. I really want it. My friend is lettung me borrow it. If u are a big reader like I am I would recommend you this book and this series BIG time.
Overall the book was pretty good, but it would have been way better if it had been told from the older sisters' points of view. With this being the final book, I thought it was weird that the story is told from a character the readers didn't know. I also didn't like how the story only revolved around Lydia and what Lydia was doing, whereas the other books included all of the sisters. ALSO who is this Dusek guy, and why is he marrying sky instead of Jeffrey. The Jeffrey and Batty thing was weird. Sadly, I was disappointed by this book and it crushes me that this is the last installment.