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The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Jeanne Birdsall

Label
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
Title
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne Birdsall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the three younger Penderwick sisters go to Maine with Aunt Claire and are separated from oldest sister Rosalind for the first time in their lives, an uncertain Skye is left in charge as the OAP--oldest available Penderwick
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Grades 4-7 In this third installment of the saga, the Penderwick family is off to Point Mouette, Maine, for a summer vacation. But not all of them—and therein lies the rub. Mr. Penderwick, his new wife, and her toddler are honeymooning in England, while Rosalind, getting some much-deserved time off as the OAP (oldest available Penderwick), hands that duty over to a nervous Skye. As in the previous books, it’s not so much what happens here (though unrequited love, a discovery of a breathtaking talent, and a few close calls do play roles) as the way Birdsall tells it. Drawing readers right into the vacation, she enlivens everyday happenings with excitement and her characters with so much individuality it’s as though she’s erased the word generic from the dictionary. Particularly outstanding are her descriptions: the tiny Maine town of Point Mouette, with its rocky shores and heaven-kissed sunsets, is so lovingly portrayed that readers will be longing to vacation there themselves. A plot twist for Jeffrey, the girls’ honorary brother introduced in the first book, is magnificently soap opera–ish and might bring a tear to the eyes of readers, just as it does to the sisters. At the book’s conclusion, the newly blended family is together once more. This new configuration has many possibilities and, happily, should lead to many more Penderwick moments. -- Cooper, Ilene (Reviewed 05-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 18, p45)
  • /* Starred Review */ The Penderwick sisters' third adventure brings them back in full entertaining force, despite the absence of their father, who is honeymooning in England, and Rosalind, who's vacationing with a friend in New Jersey. Birdsall fills the gaps in the family ranks with several new characters that the three remaining sisters meet while on a seaside Maine vacation with good-natured Aunt Claire and their beloved friend, Jeffrey. Friendly next-door neighbor Alec, an accomplished musician, takes musical prodigy Jeffrey under his wing, and the children also meet two siblings who are visiting their innkeeper grandparents: Dominic becomes the amusingly ill-fated love interest of aspiring romance writer Jane, and Mercedes is a suitably feisty friend for irrepressible Batty. With Rosalind away, Skye agonizes over her role as OAP (Oldest Available Penderwick), fretting that she won't be able "to keep Batty alive and undamaged for two weeks." Balancing the novel's comedy is an affecting, neatly crafted subplot that builds up to the emotionally charged revelation involving Jeffrey. From start to finish, this is a summer holiday to savor. Ages 8–12. (May) --Staff (Reviewed April 11, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 15, p)
  • Music and melodrama waft on the ocean breezes as the Penderwicks spend time on the Maine coast, in the third installment about this charming family.  Well, most of the Penderwicks. Dad's on his honeymoon; eldest sister Rosalind is away at the Jersey shore. Joining the three remaining sisters and their beloved aunt is dear friend Jeffrey, introduced in the first novel. Skye, second eldest, is now overseer of her sisters and isn't happy about it, especially when the third, Jane, develops a crush on a most unworthy boy. Then Batty, the youngest, confounds everyone by discovering musical talent that no Penderwick has ever displayed. Most dramatic of all is the startling revelation that slowly reveals itself in the musician living next door. Readers who enjoyed the previous books (The Penderwicks, 2005; The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, 2008) will like this one, too, because of its cozy familiarity, and Birdsall writes with a warm, sure hand. The girls are, as usual, kind, endearing, self-possessed, self-aware and comforting. Readers will also be happy, though wary, about the surprise disclosure but will likely see it coming. That's OK. Penderwick fans like their stories old-fashioned, replete with coincidences and gently soap-opera–esque elements. Somewhere, there are families like the Penderwicks. Lucky them. The rest of us just get to read about them. Lucky us. (Fiction. 9-12)(Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2011)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10003546
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birdsall, Jeanne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
5.6.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Penderwicks
Series volume
3
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family
  • Family life
  • Holidays
  • Sisters
  • Family life
  • Families
  • Maine
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Jeanne Birdsall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ONE.Going, Going... -- TWO.Gone -- THREE.The End of the List -- FOUR.A New Song -- FIVE.An Accident -- SIX.Pancakes -- SEVEN.Another Accident -- EIGHT.Moose -- NINE.Burning Wishes -- TEN.Seals, and a Kiss -- ELEVEN.Haircuts -- TWELVE.The Thunderstorm -- THIRTEEN.Questions -- FOURTEEN.Answers, and More Questions -- FIFTEEN.An Unwelcome Visitor -- SIXTEEN.Batty's First Concert
Control code
000046891194
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780375858512
Isbn Type
(trade)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)697552297
Label
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Jeanne Birdsall
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ONE.Going, Going... -- TWO.Gone -- THREE.The End of the List -- FOUR.A New Song -- FIVE.An Accident -- SIX.Pancakes -- SEVEN.Another Accident -- EIGHT.Moose -- NINE.Burning Wishes -- TEN.Seals, and a Kiss -- ELEVEN.Haircuts -- TWELVE.The Thunderstorm -- THIRTEEN.Questions -- FOURTEEN.Answers, and More Questions -- FIFTEEN.An Unwelcome Visitor -- SIXTEEN.Batty's First Concert
Control code
000046891194
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780375858512
Isbn Type
(trade)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)697552297

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