Title: The Penderwicks at Last
By: Jeanne Birdsall
Call #: J Birdsall. J
Wonderful conclusion to the Penderwicks series! Jeanne Birdsall gives a last loving look at the Penderwicks, all of whom have grown up except Lydia, the child of Mr. Penderwick and his new wife, Ianthe. They all end up at Arundel, Jeffery’s estate, for Rosalind’s wedding. Lydia makes several new friends, does the choreography for the wedding, plays with her dogs Feldspar and Sonata, and falls in love with Arundel. She even vanquishes an unexpected foe. For those hoping for a Young Adult look at the Penderwicks, they won’t find it here; Ms. Birdsall stays true to the child-centered focus of the story.
If you haven’t yet read The Penderwicks, the first novel, do so now!
Tags: Middle Grade Fiction