"I read the first book with my book club and fell in love. This is the best way to experience the first 3 books of the series, but, I am bummed that it doesn't include the 4th. It's great and if you've never read any of the Penderwick books I recommend this collection to start you off on an adventure in their world you will never forget." Martin P McGrath said.
"Fantastic book... Our daughter read it in a short time! Compliment to the author!" Frankreviews said.
"What a delightful series! Jeanne Birsall gives it all: humor, suspense, liveliness, tenderness....did I mention humor? These books are wonderful read aloud to the whole family. The audio books are a family favorite, as well. We have enjoyed these books over and over again, and just started the 4th book THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRINGTIME. The main characters are so colorful and unique, leaving you secretly wishing you could be like at least one of them. (Skye is my favorite....and Batty....and Hound.) Besides the excellent writing, and charming story, what I love about these books is its "family friendliness" -- no magic (other than being transported into the world of the Penderwicks) no vampires, no bad language, no sensuousness. But fair warning: the Penderwicks will, at times, leave you sitting on the edge of your seat, or in tears, and (more often) laughing out loud." Don Jenkins said.
"Excellent for family reading. My 10 y/o son enjoyed it as much as my 8 y/o daughter." Russell L. Roberts said.