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Summary

With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times best seller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.

The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn’t quite what they had in mind. 

Mr. Penderwick’s sister has decided it’s time for him to start dating - and the girls know that can only mean one thing: disaster. Enter the Save-Daddy Plan - a plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny, that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it. It’s high jinks, big laughs, and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return.

©2008 Jeanne Birdsall (P)2008 Listening Library

Critic reviews

"This is a book to cherish and to hold close like a warm, cuddly blanket that you draw around yourself to keep out the cold." ( School Library Journal)

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  • Amy W
  • 09-12-17

grate book

I loved the book it has a great storyline. This is one of my favorite Jeanne birdsall books.I highly recommend it.

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  • Reader
  • 08-04-18

Sweet fun

What a sweet, fun, joy-filled story! Great narration maximizes the enjoyment, bringing forth the individuality and personality of each character.

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  • Jacob Allee
  • 11-03-18

excellent

Great story, family friendly, just plain fun. The whole series is fantastic and I recommend them.

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  • Ali Thompson
  • 20-06-17

Amazing❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Very good and wonderful. I loved it❤️ the narration was great!!❤️❤️ I give it 100 stars

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  • Forbisher
  • 16-07-20

wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!

very funny
great sense of humor
I have listened to it 3 times

highly recommended
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  • Elizabeth H. Peterson
  • 21-11-18

The Penderwicks on Gardam street

It was good and it was mostly entertaining. I like pie! Book was like pie.🐉

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  • Susie Fryer Cohen
  • 03-12-17

Penderwicks on Gardam Street

I love this book so much !!!!!!i love every one in this series but this one the best !!!!! I especially like Sky in this book because she is loves math and Science

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  • shanking33
  • 04-11-17

Love this series!

My 8 yr old boy, 9 yr old girl, and 11 yr old boy and I are listening to this series together. We all love it. My 16 year old boy even gets sucked into the story when he's around.

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  • bigmamag
  • 14-06-17

The penderwicks on gardem street

This book is a masterpiece and magnificently and beautifully written packed with family fun and mischief and wonderful but funny and family friendly

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  • Michael
  • 21-02-12

Good story for little girls

What made the experience of listening to The Penderwicks on Gardam Street the most enjoyable?

My two daughters 10 and 12 love to listen to stories and particularly enjoyed this one. The characters are engaging and they keep quoting things they learned from Mr.Penderwick.

Who was your favorite character and why?

They seem to love batty and Sky the best but really they love them all, except Mrs. Tipton and Baxter.

What about Susan Denaker’s performance did you like?

She does a great job capturing the characters with different voices and good pacing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but it was too long.

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