The Penderwicks in Spring

The Penderwicks in Spring

By Jeanne Birdsall

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Book 4 of 4 in the  The Penderwicks Series
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.
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN-13: 9780307930989
ISBN-10: 030793098X
Published on 2/23/2016
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 352

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The Penderwicks are getting older and their lives are even more full than ever. Rosalind is now away at college and Batty, now 10 and Ben now 7 have been used to a lot of changes. For one, they have a new sister, Lydia. And for two, old Hound passed away. Batty is broken with grief and won't even go near another dog without being filled with sorrow. But that all changes when Batty discovers a new talent of hers: singing. Her voice is angelic and she is offered singing lessons. But money is tight in the Penderwick house. So Batty comes up with the idea of dog walking. She's great at it, it gives her money, and she can feel better with dogs. And Nick Geiger is finally coming back from war, yay! Join the Penderwicks for another adventure as they battle ups and downs, grief, music, and excitement. Happy reading!

In this chapter of the Penderwicks lives, Batty is now 10, Ben is 7, Rosy has gone away to college, and their is even a new sister: Lydia!! With all of the kids to take care of, the family is a bit short on money. Batty really wants voice lessons, but she decides it is time for her to start working and earning her own money. She starts asking her neighbors if they need help, but all they want is someone to walk their dogs. This is hard for Batty because her favorite family dog had passed away, but she takes the job anyway. Then she hears her sister talking about how it is her fault their mother died, and Batty is wracked with guilt. She stays in her bed and doesn't go to school for a long time. Her family is very worried about her, but they finally figure out what happened and explain that it is not her fault. Also, Tommy and Rosy get back together!! I love these books!!

After Batty finds out she has a wonderful voice she starts walking dogs in her neighborhood for money to take voice lessons. Batty wants to surprise her family on her upcoming birthday with a concert to show everyone her new found voice. However as thing grow closer to her birthday things brgin to decline.