Every once in a while, I like to pick up a book that young people (my grandsons) are reading. This gives me an idea of what children are finding entertaining. The Penderwicks are a delightful family that has experienced great loss. They have their own peculiar ways and have a deep love for each other. Really enjoyed this fun “vacation-time” story and encourage adults to “expand your horizon” by reading a book written with our youth in mind. This is the first in the series by Jeanne Birdsall, and I look forward to the discussions about the story with my grandsons.