The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

by Karina Yan Glaser

Available 10/03/2017

Humorous and heartfelt, the five Vanderbeeker children will do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved brownstone home in this sweeping family story that is as lively, diverse, and noisy as any street in Harlem.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544876392
  • ISBN-10: 0544876393
  • Pages: 304
  • Publication Date: 10/03/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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  • About the Book
    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.  

     

    A modern classic in the making reminiscent of the Penderwicks series, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is about the connections we make and the unexpected turns life can take.

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    ? "Glaser’s love for the Vanderbeekers shines through in her prose and stick drawings. Readers will look forward to future adventures. A highly recommended purchase for all middle grade collections." —School Library Journal, starred review 

     

    ?  "Few [families] in children’s literature are as engaging or amusing as the Vanderbeekers." —Booklist, starred review 

     

    "A heartwarming story about family and community that will appeal to readers who also enjoy an old-fashioned feel." —Kirkus 

     

    ". . . Uplifting. . . Readers who enjoy a cheery story that’s simultaneously old-fashioned and of the moment in its sensibility will enjoy this introduction to the Vanderbeekers and look forward to their future adventures." —Publishers Weekly 

     

    “The Vanderbeekers join the Melendys, the Cassons, and the ‘All of a Kind’ Family on my list of favorite book-families. I’m in love with every single Vanderbeeker! Their story is utterly enchanting: I did not want it to end. More, please?” 

    —Linda Sue Park, Newbery medalist

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