Items related to The Penderwicks in Spring

Birdsall, Jeanne The Penderwicks in Spring

ISBN 13: 9780307930989

The Penderwicks in Spring

4.42 avg rating
( 8,319 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780307930989: The Penderwicks in Spring
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family, from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.
 
Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each member of the family.
 
Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbor Nick Geiger coming home from war. And some are ridiculous, like Batty’s new dog-walking business. Batty is saving up her dog-walking money for an extra-special surprise for her family, which she plans to present on her upcoming birthday. But when some unwelcome surprises make themselves known, the best-laid plans fall apart.
 
Filled with all the heart, hilarity, and charm that has come to define this beloved clan, The Penderwicks in Spring is about fun and family and friends (and dogs), and what happens when you bring what's hidden into the bright light of the spring sun.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

When Jeanne Birdsall was young, she promised herself she’d be a writer someday—so that she could write books for children to discover and enjoy, just as she did at her local library. She is the author of The Penderwicks, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, and The Penderwicks at Point Mouette.
 
Jeanne lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband and an assortment of animals, including a dog named Cagney. You can find out more about Jeanne, her books, and her animal friends at JeanneBirdsall.com.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

Spring

Only one low mound of snow still lurked in Batty Penderwick's yard, under the big oak tree out back, and soon that would be gone if Batty continued to stomp on it with such determination.

"Spring can't get here until the snow's all melted," she explained to her brother, Ben, who was celebrating the end of winter in his own way, by digging in the dirt for rocks. Rocks were his passion.

"Ms. Lambert said that spring came in March." Ben was in second grade and still believed everything his teacher told him. "It's April now."

"Officially spring came in March, but it can't really be here unless the snow is gone and the daffodils are in bloom. Dad said so." Having made it all the way to fifth grade, Batty had learned to be wary of teachers, but her father was much more trustworthy. "And since one of Mrs. Geiger's daffodils bloomed yesterday, if I can just get rid of--"

She was interrupted by a clunk--Ben's shovel had struck metal.

"Gold!" he cried.

Batty looked up from her stomping, but before she could explain the unlikelihood of finding gold in their yard, she caught a flash of red in an upper window of the house.

"Duck and cover!" she cried to Ben.

He didn't need to be told twice. He threw himself against the house and crouched, out of sight of that window. And just in time, too. The flash of red had resolved itself into a wild mop of curls atop a little girl, her nose pressed against the screen. This was two-year-old Lydia, the youngest of the Penderwick family, who was supposed to be napping. Recently she'd discovered that by standing on a pile of the toys in her crib, she could get a better view of the world. The family verdict was that it wouldn't be long before she figured out how to climb out of the crib altogether.

Lydia, so cherubic up there in her window, now roared like a furious foghorn. "BEN!"

Batty called up to her. "Go back to sleep, Lydia."

"Lydia is done," came the reply.

"No, you're not done, because nap time isn't over for another fifteen minutes."

Wobbling atop her precarious pile, Lydia pondered this, then went back to her original thought. "BEN!"

In his hiding place, Ben was whispering no, no, no at Batty. She sympathized. Lydia loved everyone she'd encountered in her short life--never had a Penderwick been so pleased with the human race--but she loved Ben most of all. This was a burden no boy should have to bear.

And, too, it was important that Lydia not get her own way all the time. Batty shook her head at the window and said, "Ben is busy, and you have to rest some more."

"But--" Mid-protest, Lydia fell off her pile of toys and disappeared from sight.

"Is she gone?" asked Ben.

"I think so. Stay where you are for a minute, just in case she pops up again."

Lydia was the most recent addition to the Penderwick family, bringing the total to eight. For the first half of Batty's life, there had been only five: Batty, her father, and her three older sisters, Rosalind, Skye, and Jane. Five had been a good number. Then Mr. Penderwick had married Ben's mother, Iantha, making seven, and seven had been an even better number, because everyone was so fond of Ben and Iantha. And now, eight--eight was a lot, especially when the eighth one was Lydia.

Batty glanced back up at the window. It was still empty, which meant that either Lydia had gone back to sleep or she was rebuilding her pile of toys from scratch. Batty had watched her do it once or twice, and it was no easy project.

"All clear for now," she told Ben.

"Then come see what I've found." He went back to where he'd been digging, scrabbled around with his shovel, and brought to light a flat piece of metal encrusted with rust and dirt. Although his previous non-rock finds had been worthless--a tiny and ancient glass bottle, various chunks of broken plastic, and a ring full of keys that opened nothing--Ben never gave up hope of discovering riches untold.

"It's only an old door hinge," said Batty. "Definitely not gold."

"Rats."

"Well, it's not like there were ever pirates burying treasure in western Massachusetts."

"I know that." He plunged his shovel back into the dirt. "Somebody else could have, though, like a banker, and maybe not just gold. Diamonds are possible, or mortgage bond fidelity securities."

Batty had a feeling he'd made up mortgage bond fidelity securities. It didn't matter. There wouldn't be any of them in their yard, either. Good thing Ben was so fond of the rocks he did find. And also mud, because he was covered with it now.

"How did you get mud on your head?" She went at him with the sleeve of her sweatshirt, rubbing off the muck obscuring his hair, the same bright red as Lydia's.

"Stop that," said Ben.

She gave him one last scrub, made sure Lydia hadn't reappeared at the window, and went back to stomping on her pile of snow.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780375870774: The Penderwicks in Spring

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0375870776 ISBN 13: 9780375870774
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Birdsall, Jeanne
Published by Yearling (2016)
ISBN 10: 030793098X ISBN 13: 9780307930989
New Softcover Quantity: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|VCF. Seller Inventory # OTF-Y-9780307930989

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 3.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

2.

Birdsall, Jeanne
Published by Yearling (2016)
ISBN 10: 030793098X ISBN 13: 9780307930989
New Soft Cover Quantity: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780307930989

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Jeanne Birdsall
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2021)
ISBN 10: 030793098X ISBN 13: 9780307930989
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family, from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager. Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each member of the family. Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbor Nick Geiger coming home from war. And some are ridiculous, like Batty's new dog-walking business. Batty is saving up her dog-walking money for an extra-special surprise for her family, which she plans to present on her upcoming birthday. But when some unwelcome surprises make themselves known, the best-laid plans fall apart. Filled with all the heart, hilarity, and charm that has come to define this beloved clan, The Penderwicks in Spring is about fun and family and friends (and dogs), and what happens when you bring what's hidden into the bright light of the spring sun. Seller Inventory # AA99780307930989

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Birdsall, Jeanne
Published by Yearling (2016)
ISBN 10: 030793098X ISBN 13: 9780307930989
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 030793098X-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

5.

Birdsall, Jeanne
Published by Yearling Books 2/23/2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 030793098X ISBN 13: 9780307930989
New Paperback or Softback Quantity: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Penderwicks in Spring. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780307930989

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Birdsall, Jeanne
Published by Yearling (2016)
ISBN 10: 030793098X ISBN 13: 9780307930989
New Paperback Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 030793098X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

7.

Jeanne Birdsall
Published by Yearling Books, New York (2016)
ISBN 10: 030793098X ISBN 13: 9780307930989
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each member of the family. Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbor Nick Geiger coming home from war. And some are ridiculous, like Batty's new dog-walking business. Batty is saving up her dog-walking money for an extra-special surprise for her family, which she plans to present on her upcoming birthday. But when some unwelcome surprises make themselves known, the best-laid plans fall apart. Filled with all the heart, hilarity, and charm that has come to define this beloved clan, The Penderwicks in Spring is about fun and family and friends (and dogs), and what happens when you bring what's hidden into the bright light of the spring sun. As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbour Nick Geiger's expected return from the war to Batty's new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9780307930989

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Birdsall, Jeanne
Published by Yearling (2016)
ISBN 10: 030793098X ISBN 13: 9780307930989
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Booklot
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 530ZZZ00EQZG_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Birdsall, Jeanne
Published by Yearling (2016)
ISBN 10: 030793098X ISBN 13: 9780307930989
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Lexington Books Inc
(Idaho Falls, ID, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 092614

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Jeanne Birdsall
Published by Yearling February 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 030793098X ISBN 13: 9780307930989
New Paper Back Quantity: 1
Seller:
Eighth Day Books, LLC
(Wichita, KS, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paper Back. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 168303

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book