Yes, yes, I promised more reviews and we will try our best.
I just finished reading The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall as a read-out-loud to our three girls, ages 9, 12, 15 years. Can we say how much we loved this book? We all laughed out loud (even Daddy) while reading this. The pictures that form in your mind can definitely get the giggles going. It was very age appropriate for my girls. The characters are excellently written, personalities shine through. Family honor, communication, and yes, fun and exploring are main themes. The girls are being raised by their Father after their Mother has died. The tween does develop a 'crush' on the older teenager boy, but it is very innocent and has a good lesson/ending to it.
Now ~ imagine our delight when we discovered there are 2 MORE books! We are looking forward to reading the next two.
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