The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home.


Details The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

TitleThe Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
ISBN9780544876392
Author
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherHMH Books for Young Readers
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fiction, Juvenile, Fantasy
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Reviews The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

  • Linda Williams Jackson
    1970-01-01
    Have you ever had a book come along just when you needed it most? When I requested the ARC of Karina Yan Glaser’s The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, I had no idea that upon approval of the request, I would be in the midst of a very rough week and that this lovely book would be my refuge. My week was harried and anxiety-ridden, but every time I opened my Kindle to this book, I felt like I was taking a mini-vacation.I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the world...
  • Laura Shovan
    1970-01-01
    Perfect middle grade novel to read over the holidays. I fell in love with the 5 Vanderbeeker children and the cast of friends, neighbors, and pets that make up their community. The Biederman is a Scrooge-like Christmas villain and the children's efforts to butter him up are hilarious disasters. Fans of middle grade family stories -- the Melendys, Hilary McKay's Casson family, the Penderwicks, All of a Kind Family -- will enjoy the Vanderbeekers, ...
  • Joanne O'Sullivan
    1970-01-01
    The sweetest, cutest story! I kept imagining this is what a Wes Anderson movie made specifically for kids would be like! The Vanderbeekers are a quintessentially New York eccentric family, with bright kids, each with their own unique character. When they face losing their home in a beloved Harlem brownstone, they spring into action. I loved how Glaser emphasized the power of community and the power of music in this story- this world felt so real ...
  • Kate Olson
    1970-01-01
    The Vanderbeekers are guaranteed to steal the heart of every single reader who picks up this book, children and adults alike. This is THE feel-good and huggable middle grade novel of 2017. Thank you to the author for providing Kid Lit Exchange with a review copy of this title. Okay, so this is one of those emotional reviews for me - one where I really don't tell you much about the book but just rave and rave and tell you how much I loved it. The...
  • Wallace
    1970-01-01
    Loved this book. It's about family but also about how our neighbors and our community can be part of that family. I highly recommend it for middle grade readers and their parents.
  • Supriya Kelkar
    1970-01-01
    I have been wanting to read The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street ever since I saw that gorgeous cover, and the book does not disappoint. The tale of a family that finds out they will soon be evicted from their beloved home, and their five children who are determined to stop this from happening, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street was a delightful, charming story with truly memorable characters. I really felt like I was hanging out with the Vanderbeeke...
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    This is a wonderful book that's positively overflowing with charm. The Vanderbeeker children are hilarious, and I fell instantly in love with each one of them and with the happy chaos of their household of 5 children, one dog, one cat and one bunny. I couldn't have loved them more! Karina Yan Glaser is an author to watch.
  • Jennifer Bertman
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely adored this book and the Vanderbeeker family and their neighbors. Heartwarming story that feels like an instant classic.
  • Julia
    1970-01-01
    The Vanderbeekers of 141 Street will have to move out of their beloved brownstone after Christmas, which is in five days. All five children are shocked, they don't want to leave and they come up with a plan to win their landlord over. When Christmas Day is here, they still haven't made any progress, or have they?A wonderful middle-grade book about siblings that pull together to reach their goal, about neighbourhood and neighbours, and how hard it...
  • Lauren
    1970-01-01
    This book is a delight! The Vanderbeekers' home is brimming with activity- music, inventions, books, pets and more. But when the family finds out they are being forced to move because of their crotchety landlord, the kids do their best to come up with a way to be able to stay.Each of the kids are endearing in their own way, as are the the various neighbors who are such a big part of life as they know it. The Vanderbeekers face troubles, misunders...
  • Jen Petro-Roy
    1970-01-01
    Deliciously Penderwickian.
  • Patty
    1970-01-01
    The Vanderbeekers Of 141st StreetByKarina Yan GlaserWhat it's all about...This book is about the Vanderbeekers! Can I just say that the moment I met them I loved them! All of them! Even the feral cat and her three kittens who live in the back yard! I love the Vanderbeekers. Ok...so we have mama and papa...mama is a pastry chef and papa takes care of the building they live in and fixes computers. Papa has a crazy love for coveralls. Isa and Jessie...
  • Colby Sharp
    1970-01-01
    I think readers are going to love the Vanderbeekers. Talk about an amazing family.
  • Wendy MacKnight
    1970-01-01
    I've been waiting for this book for so long and it did not disappoint! The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is a charming story of a family who are suddenly being evicted from their brownstone only a few days after Christmas. the The five Vanderbeeker children - Isa, Allegra, Oliver, Laney and Jesse - decided to work together to figure out how to make their landlord, the delightfully named Beiderman, to change his mind and let them stay. Along the w...
  • Gwen the Librarian
    1970-01-01
    I just want to hug and hug this darling book.
  • Anna Priemaza
    1970-01-01
    I'm not sure I can properly express how much I love this gem of a book. THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET is about five siblings, aged four to twelve, who are trying to convince their crotchety old man landlord not to evict them from their home, and it's a pure delight from start to finish. Spending time with the Vanderbeekers is like stopping in to visit Alcott's March family or Estes's Moffats. I don't feel like I just read a book; I feel like ...
  • Cassie Thomas
    1970-01-01
    I received this book on NetGalley in exchange for a honest review! When the Vanderbeekers receive news that they are going to have to move out of their apartment due to their release not being renewed, they are devastated. This is their home, where the kids have lived their whole life. Shortly after, the kids decide they are going to find a way to convince their landlord they deserve to stay in their home. Following their adventures, and being le...
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    I'm posting this review from my 11 year old daughter who loved this book. She can't stop talking about it and has recommended it to all of her friends! "I finished it the night I went home on the bus [to DC] from visiting my aunt in NYC. I couldn't put it down! She is a very descriptive author who really knows her kids. Some of the characters I could totally have known at school. It was probably one of the best books about NYC I have ever read an...
  • Olga Lucia
    1970-01-01
    Wow, I loved this book. The characters were so well developed. The plot was interesting and fun, and the story was full of twists and turns. This book is about family, community, the importance of supporting one another, and love. A perfect read not just for the YA community, but also for adults. Important lessons to be (re)learned. I highly recommend this book.
  • Trshava
    1970-01-01
    *ebook given through Netgalley in excange for honest opinion*I LOVED the book! It was emotinal,writing was phenomenal and characters were amazing. There wasn't a single thing I didn't like about this book. A pure 5 stars.
  • Corabel Shofner
    1970-01-01
    I want to live at 141 Street with the Vanderbeekers. Seriously.
  • Trin
    1970-01-01
    Heartwarming, gently funny, just the right side of twee: like if Frank Capra wrote a modern middle grade novel.
  • Kaisha
    1970-01-01
    While I loved this book, I'm posting my ten year old daughter's review because she loved this book so very much.BOOK REVIEW First of all, this is an awesome book, and I don't say that just to be niceI mean that this book is good. It has a good plot and the author really put a lot of effort into making this book great. This book is about the Vanderbeekers, obviously. They are a family of five children, a mom and dad and a bunny, a dog, and a cat. ...
  • Darla
    1970-01-01
    This book is an absolute delight. From the first chapter I fell in love with the Vanderbeeker household lock stock and barrel. Definitely destined to be added to the list of classic middle grade family books.The five Vanderbeeker children range from age 4-and-three-quarters to twelve; four girls and one boy. They also have a dog, a cat and a rabbit which all adds up to one bustling household. When they find out their lease will not be renewed for...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    What a charmer! A family and a place that I want for my own...hoping there will be more stories to follow...share with those who embraced "The Penderwicks"...it has a similar tone--authentic, but not overwhelming...it doesn't try to solve all the problems of the world, but makes you care deeply about the inhabitants of the brownstones on141st Street...
  • Kathie
    1970-01-01
    Wow. I LOVED this book. I knew from the very first chapter that this was a special book, and I felt it right until the very end. It's not often I read something that makes me feel so warm and fuzzy, but this one of those gems. I can hardly wait to share it with my young patrons in the fall
  • Ilyda
    1970-01-01
    5 stars. A heartwarming and beautifully written tale of family, friendship and the community. 141st Street is the home of the lively and spirited Vanderbeeker family. When their mysterious landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five Vanderbeeker children have eleven days to try to convince him to let them stay.Firstly, can I just say this - I want each and every Vanderbeeker to be my best friend. And to be honest, all the other characters...
  • Jodi
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Such a charming, heartfelt book! A perfect recommendation for fans of THE PENDERWICKS series, the Vanderbeeker children (and their pets!) will steal your hearts with their (mis)adventures to change their mysterious, curmudgeon landlord's mind about renewing their Harlem brownstone lease. A cozy, wintery, city tale, full of personality. Debut author Glaser has a spellbinding way of creating layer...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    What a delightful book! I wanted the Vanderbeekers to adopt me. And I loved the message that acts of kindness can surely change the world.