The Penderwicks at Last (The Penderwicks, #5) by Jeanne Birdsall

The Penderwicks at Last (The Penderwicks, #5)

Nine years, five older siblings, a few beloved dogs, and an endless array of adventures--these are the things that have shaped Lydia's journey since readers first met her in The Penderwicks in Spring.Now it's summertime, and eleven-year-old Lydia is dancing at the bus stop, waiting for big sister Batty to get home from college.This is a very important dance and a very important wait because the two youngest sisters are about to arrive home to fin...

Details The Penderwicks at Last (The Penderwicks, #5)

TitleThe Penderwicks at Last (The Penderwicks, #5)
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherKnopf Books for Young Readers
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews The Penderwicks at Last (The Penderwicks, #5)

  • Amy
    I started crying happy tears on the first page and didn't stop until the last.
  • twice_baked
    You probably already know what I think, by the rating I gave it. Here are all my problems with this @#%& book.(view spoiler)[1) Dusek has no character, you don't know anything about him or how he and Skye met or got together...just that he's from the Czech Republic and has four siblings. I kept getting the feeling that Dusek was introduced to simply get Skye out of the way so that Batty could marry Jeffrey. If you had two people who were, in a bo...
  • Rendz
    4.5I'm a mess. Jeanne did that. Review up this Friday!
  • Melissa
    Absolutely perfect, if a little bittersweet.
  • Vikki VanSickle
    Reading this book was a bittersweet experience. Sweet, because it's The Penderwicks and therefore automatically a wonderful read, and bitter, because it's the last book in the series and I'm never ready to say goodbye to The Penderwicks. The book centres around Lydia, who is now a tween, and visiting the fabled Arundel for the first time on the occasion on Rosalind's wedding (!!!) It is a tad surreal to have the original Penderwicks range in age ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    ARC provided by the publishers at ALAA worthy conclusion to a series that is just not popular in my library. It ties up a lot of different relationships very nicely, and the return to Arundel is nice, with Mrs. Tifton putting in an appearance. I spent a lot of time (when I would put the book down, usually when the father spoke Latin, and went to clean out the pantry or wipe down the refrigerator) thinking about why this book wasn't popular and wh...
  • Pixie
    This book is fantastic!Given, I haven't actually read it yet but I've been doing as much research as humanly possible. I started reading this series when I was only 4, listening to audiobooks while I slept. I'm 12 now, and every year I read this series over and over and over again. Not once has it gotten any worse. I'm excited and a little scared, given that they're going back to Arundel where Rosalind is getting married. Fingers crossed it's Tom...
  • Eric
    an absolute perfect ending to one of my favorite series.
  • Naemi
    To call this a book review would be sadly inaccurate because I have too many feelings to form coherent thoughts right now. So what you’re going to get is rambly, somewhat incoherent gushing and thoughts that might not even make sense to people who have also read this series. But I have to talk about it! After all, this was probably my most anticipated finale since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out. I even went to the trouble to buy ...
  • Shelley Quezada
    Three years is a long time to wait for the finale to the activities of the remarkable Penderwick family as they return to Arundel for a wedding. Yes, there is a wedding. In fact, there are two. However as much as Birdsall's fans devoutly might wish for all the loose ends to be nicely tied up to their liking, she has a surprise in store for them. On reflection, a somewhat unexpected but satisfying conclusion.Birdsall writes for the middle grade re...
  • Hayley Hoffman
    I have been a fan of THE PENDERWICKS since their beginning. I can still remember reading the first novel in elementary school; it was the first novel I had read that seemed to perfectly capture the essence of sisterhood (something I knew a great deal about as the oldest of three girls) and quickly fell in love with the books. I followed the series throughout middle school, high school, and even college—and now, at the same age as Rosalind in se...
  • Gmr
    This was truly an enchanting journey.It's not that SO MUCH happens, or the action is nonstop, or the mysteries are unending. It's more a story that meanders through the character's lives, strewn with the past as well as new memories in waiting, gathering together like so many wildflowers in a clutch, creating a story to slowly traverse and enjoy line by line, page by page. Lydia was such a wonderful little narrator, telling us things as only an e...
  • Kathy
    This final act to the Penderwicks family chronicles stars the youngest, 11 year old Lydia, who spends her summer at Arundel, getting along even with cranky Mrs. Tipton, the former owner, making a new good friend, Alice, and choreographing her sisters' weddings. The last in a series of 5 very satisfying family stories (planned as such). Lydia insists she doesn't get along with everyone -- but she somehow does, and makes a delightful protagonist. A...
  • Brittany
    I should be more sad that this series has come to a close, but I'm just not. I was more than happy to be reunited with my favorite family, but this finale was missing the certain spark and sense of coziness the previous books ooze. I did like Lydia as the narrator and Alice as her sidekick was a delight, but it was easy to become distracted from their story wishing for more details about the older Penderwick siblings. The conclusion was a bit too...
  • Amy
    I'm so sad that it's over but since it had to end (I suppose), this was a fantastic end to the series. I loved being back in the Penderwicks world - especially at Arundel, where it all began - and Lydia was a charming protagonist. Plus Ben as a teenager cracks me up. And the end!! Ahh. I can't wait for more people to read it so I can talk about it. Very, very happy. Now it's time to relisten to the first four audiobooks again before the book offi...
  • Emma Garcia
    I just finished this and I'm so in love with this book and I'm also sad that it's all over and I'm feeling so many feelings and I need to go to sleep and it's just a lot. So let's just list the reasons I loved this book.1. Lydia. Lydia and Alice, Lydia and Ben, Lydia and Batty, LYDIA AND JACK, just Lydia and everyone. I loved her in The Penderwicks in Spring but this was a whole new level. I was so skeptical and sad that the POV Penderwick change...
  • Erin
    There will always be a warm spot in my heart for this series, which makes the ending bittersweet. It should have been longer, as I don't think we got a satisfying enough goodbye to the older Penderwicks, but it's still a nice ending to the series.
  • Mary
    I’m literally aching to read this book! I know it’s sort of modeled after Little Women but there are so many things that I don’t want to happen and that I do want to happen that I just cannot wait to get my hands on it!!!
  • Sarah
    Ahh...a satsifying ending to this series.
  • Jennifer
    What a beautiful series! A lovely and bittersweet ending.
  • Ella Doyle
    cant wait for this book
  • Caroline Bartels
    I loved the other four books in the series, and I’m so excited that I got my hands on this advance reader’s copy. What a great finale!
  • Jenn Estepp
    What a gift this series has been. For me, it was a lovely and completely satisfying end.
  • Tạ Thanh
    I love this book series very much
  • Tory
    A cute ending to the series, with the same wit, warmth, and charm as its predecessors.SPOILERS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I don't think I agree with Jeffrey and Batty getting together in the end, since he dated Skye for so long beforehand and was like a brother to Batty. I didn't get a hint of any romance in Penderwicks #4 (of course, she was still young then), so it felt a little shoehorned in.