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The Penderwicks are going in different directions for two weeks. Mr. Penderwick, Iantha, and Ben are heading off to England; Rosalind is going to New Jersey with a friend; and the remaining three Penderwicks are going to Maine with Aunt Claire. This arrangement leaves Skye as the OAP–Oldest Available Penderwick–and she is not happy about it. She’s not used to keeping her sisters out of trouble! When they arrive, they love the little house they’re staying in and even their next-door neighbor–but not his dog, Hoover. But who does neighbor Alec remind them of?
I love this series. It’s just so innocently fun! The girls are funny but caring, as are their circle of friends. Girls in their “tween” years should love these books as well.
This installment was just as much fun as all the others. I missed having Rosalind around but without her guidance, the three younger Penderwicks had that many more adventures. Moose- and golf ball hunting, encounters with neighborhood boys, minor injuries, heartbreak, hurt pride, there’s a little bit of something for everyone here.
I loved seeing Skye grow into her role as OAP. She gets off to a rocky start but the others have faith in her even when she doesn’t have faith in herself.
I was completely surprised by the turn this book took! I thought it was going in one direction and all of a sudden it blindsided me with incredible revelations! I was driving along listening to this and talking to myself, I was so surprised.
I love Susan Denaker’s narration of this series. She has voices for characters which are distinct enough that I’m able to follow along but they aren’t distracting. She speaks clearly and its almost as if she’s smiling throughout her whole narration, its just that homey.
I highly recommend this for any young girls out there and for girls who are only young at heart.
If you liked The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, you might also like my reviews of
- The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (#1) by Jeanne Birdsall, read by Susan Denaker
- The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (#2) by Jeanne Birdsall, read by Susan Denaker
- Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
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