This third installment in the series about four sisters is bound to please fans of the previous books, as it's filled with all the sweetness and whimsy that readers have grown to love. Summer has come back around and this year the Penderwick family is splitting up for two weeks. Dad and his new wife head to England for their honeymoon, Rosalind heads to New Jersey with a friend for some much needed "teen time," while her sisters embark on a beach vacation with Aunt Claire at Point Mouette in Maine, leaving Skye in charge as the OAP (oldest available Penderwick).
Skye, Jane, and Batty have a wonderful time at the beach, while old friends and new make appearances at the beach house. There are of course "incidents" woven in to keep the summer vacation interesting. Aunt Claire hurts her ankle, leaving Skye even more in charge than she anticipated, Batty decides she wants to learn to play an instrument, Jane falls in love for the first time, and Jeffrey makes a startling discovery.
Totally charming and fantastic for reading aloud as a family this summer. The characters are all developed beautifully and the concept of children enjoying themselves without the use of technology is always refreshing!
The audios of these books are done in such a way that I could listen to them over and over again and not get bored with the voices Susan Denaker does. Though there are four sisters and multiple other female characters included in the story, you'll always be able to distinguish between the characters. Not to mention she does such a silly Batty that I am constantly giggling when the story weaves its way into her day.
Definitely a series to pick up on audio for long car trips this summer or the physical books for family read alouds. Love these books!
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
Jeanne Birdsall, read by Susan Denaker
Random House Audio