Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. My choice this week:
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, by Jeanne Birdsall
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 10, 2011

A new Penderwicks book! That I didn't know about? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I'm so excited about this!

I adore the Penderwicks series. They're just perfect for the reader who wistfully closes the last page of a much-beloved Elizabeth Enright and wonders why nobody writes books like that anymore. And yes, I am that reader! I grew up on a healthy diet of charming mid-century books where children, usually siblings, have wholesome adventures and get into scrapes- books that were already decades old when I was discovering them for the first time. That Jeanne Birdsall captures the feeling of those old books in her writing positively fills me with joyful nostalgia. New books that feel like old favorites! What could be better?

I liked the second Penderwicks book even more than the first, and can't wait to curl up with this third volume. According to the book's description on the author's website, the eldest Penderwick will head to the beach while the younger sisters summer at a cozy cottage in Maine. Sounds like the perfect warm weather read!


  1. Yes...yes...yes!!! Looking forward to this book!!!

  2. I have been spotlighting the Penderwicks titles in my series books displays--they've been circ'ing well!

  3. @kathy - Isn't it such a great series?? So charming.

    @kukilia - Oh, that's awesome!

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog. The Penderwicks, hmmm, never heard of these books before but they sound great!
    Truly Bookish

  5. @Truly Bookish, thanks for the visit! The Penderwicks is such a charming series, if you like old-fashioned nostalgia. :)


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