Author(s): Jeanne Birdsall
"The Penderwick sisters are at 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 -which 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. But first they have some other problems to deal with- Rosalind can't seem to get the annoying Tommy Geiger out of her hair; Skye loses her temper on the soccer field; Jane's love of creative writing leads her into deep water, and Batty's getting into mischief spying on the new next-door neighbour. As for Hound, he's always in trouble. Expect big laughs and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2008: "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." Starred Review, Booklist, May 1, 2008: "Just the sort of cozy fare that's missing in today's mean-girl world." Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, April 28, 2008: It's sheer pleasure to spend time with these exquisitely drawn characters, girls so real that readers will feel the wind through their hair as they power down the soccer field. Review, San Francisco Chronicle, April 27, 2008: "Birdsall writes with amazing grace."Review, Parade, June 22, 2008: "[A]n old-fashioned (in a good way) read with well-drawn characters, warmth, and humor."Review, The New York Times Book Review, July 13, 2008: "Birdsall's second novel . . . offers comforting comedy." "From the Hardcover edition.""
Jeanne Birdsall lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband and a large assortment of animals. "The Penderwicks on Gardam Street "is her second novel.