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The Penderwicks at Point Mouette

The Penderwicks Series, Book 3
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With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans...
With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans...
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  • With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.

    When summer comes around, it's off to the beach for Rosalind . . . and off to Maine with Aunt Claire for the rest of the Penderwick girls, as well as their old friend, Jeffrey.

    That leaves Skye as OAP (oldest available Penderwick)--a terrifying notion for all, but for Skye especially. Things look good as they settle into their cozy cottage, with a rocky shore, enthusiastic seagulls, a just-right corner store, and a charming next-door neighbor. But can Skye hold it together long enough to figure out Rosalind's directions about not letting Batty explode? Will Jane's Love Survey come to a tragic conclusion after she meets the alluring Dominic? Is Batty--contrary to all accepted wisdom--the only Penderwick capable of carrying a tune? And will Jeffrey be able to keep peace between the girls . . . these girls who are his second, and most heartfelt, family?

    It's a rollicking ride as the Penderwicks continue their unforgettable adventures in a story filled with laughs and joyful tears!

    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Chapter One

    That had been two days earlier, and now the remaining Penderwicks--four sisters named Rosalind, Skye, Jane, and Batty--were about to tear apart even more. Early the next morning, three of them would leave for Maine with their Aunt Claire, while the fourth headed to New Jersey with her best friend. The sisters had never been apart for an entire two weeks, and though all of them were nervous about it, the one going off on her own was the most nervous. This was the oldest, thirteen-year-old Rosalind, and she was having a terrible time accepting that her sisters could survive without her.

    Right now she was waiting in her bedroom for them to arrive. She didn't want to be in her bedroom--she wanted to be with five-year-old Batty, getting her ready for bed just like she always did. But tonight Skye and Jane, the two middle sisters, were helping Batty with her bath and pajamas. Practice, Aunt Claire called it, or a dry run. She'd thought it would calm Rosalind to see that indeed she wasn't absolutely needed when it came to Batty. And Rosalind would have been calm, except that the others were supposed to come to her room as soon as they were finished, and that should have been at least ten minutes ago. How could a simple bath take so long? They knew she wanted to have one last MOPS--that is, Meeting of Penderwick Sisters--before Batty had to go to sleep. One last MOPS before they were all separated for two weeks.

    "Two whole weeks," groaned Rosalind, then looked up hopefully, because she heard footsteps in the hall. They were here.

    But it was only one of them--twelve-year-old Skye, the second sister--and she didn't have the look of someone who'd just conducted a successful bath. Her blond hair was hanging in damp clumps and there were wet spots on her tee shirt.

    "It's not as bad as it looks," she said. "Batty's fine. She didn't drown or anything."

    "Then what happened?"

    "Hound got into the tub with her."

    That explained why Skye was so wet. The Penderwicks' dog was large and enthusiastic--getting him out of a bathtub would make anyone wet. But it didn't explain why he'd been in the bathroom the first place.

    "Hound always tries to get into the tub," said Rosalind. "That's why he's not allowed near Batty at bath time. Didn't you know that?"

    "Nope, and neither did Jane. But we know it now, and we'll clean up the bathroom later. I promise."

    A dry run! The irony wasn't lost on Rosalind. She was determined not to scold, though, not this very last night. "Where are the others?"

    "Jane is helping Batty with her pajamas. They'll be here soon." Skye shook her head violently, tossing droplets of water across the room. "Where's your Latin dictionary? I need to look up revenge."

    "On my bookshelf, though I wish you wouldn't." Rosalind knew why Skye was thinking about revenge, and that she'd been thinking of little else for the last twenty-four hours. Which was absolutely not the best way to prepare for the next two weeks. With Rosalind off in New Jersey, Skye would be the OAP--Oldest Available Penderwick--and she needed to concentrate on taking care of her two younger sisters, not on carrying out revenge. "Daddy says the best revenge is to be better than your enemy."

    "I'm doing that, too. Almost anyone could," said Skye, leafing through the dictionary. "Here it is. Revenge: ultio or vindicta. Then it says: to take revenge on is se vindicare in. Se vindicare in Jeffrey's loathsome mother. How do I say Jeffrey's loathsome mother in Latin?"

    Skye's desire for revenge was justified--Rosalind knew that. Jeffrey was Jeffrey Tifton, a boy the Penderwicks had met the...

About the Author-
  • JEANNE BIRDSALL lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband. Their house is old and comfortable, full of unruly animals, and surrounded by gardens. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette is her third novel.

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