Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

This book is peppered with allusions to other books. Among others, there are references to The Mennyms*, The Chronicles of Narnia*, Five Children and It*, Magic by the Lake, Sense and Sensibility, Marry Poppins*, Agatha Christie's crime mysteries, and Gone with the Wind. Still, there is plenty of space for Penderwick family and friends.

This is Birdsall's sequel to The Penderwicks. In this book, the Penderwick sisters create a Save-Daddy Plan, an attempt at keeping him from dating and remarrying (even if it was their mother's dieing wish...). How much adventure and deceit can the Penderwick family live through?

*Signifies that I have read this book


Noël De Vries said...

WHAT?!?!? Where does she mention the Mennyms and how did I miss it?!?!

I'm so glad you liked it.

Nicole said...

Well, I guess I kind of assumed it was the Mennyms... the woods by their house are called 'Quigley' Woods. Immidiatly my mind went to the Mennyms. It may not be an allution, but I like to think it was.

Noël De Vries said...

Ahhh. :)