The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (#2)
by Jeanne Birdsall
A Texas Bluebonnet Award NomineeSM
"The referee told me this soccer league has never had a brawl of that magnitude," said Mr. Penderwick after a long, painful silence. "Of course, at the time I was pretending to be a casual passerby and not a father at all."
Things are busy once again for the Penderwicks. This time, they are back home on Gardam Street!
Almost a week after Batty was born, Mom said goodbye to her four beautiful girls and her loving husband. She left one last wish that was sealed in a blue envelope and given to Aunt Claire for safe keeping. What do you think her last wish was?
Four years later, they found out. Aunt Claire gave the blue envelope to her brother to open. Mom's wish was read: she wanted her husband to find love once again. She asked that he start to date.
How do you think the girls felt about the prospect of a stepmother? How do you think their father, a busy professor, felt about having to start with a blind date? The story is hysterical with dating taking front and center stage.
But each daughter in the family has problems of her own. Their problems spill over to the Geiger boys across the street as well as to their next door neighbor and even to school. Probably the scariest problem is Batty's Bug Man!
Teacher: Each chapter is filled with interwoven fun and family relationships. A sprinkling of literary classics, stellar vocabulary, and Daddy's Latin and Greek vocabulary will keep you on your toes, too. For your students with less than perfect families, The Penderwicks will give them a model to emulate when they grow up! (We think EVERY daddy should read this book, too!) The Penderwicks are welcome in any home and in any classroom!
Literary Connections/ Winning Families
Penderwicks on Gardam Street
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