Arthur (Art) Mumsby and his irritating sister Myrtle live with their father in a huge and rambling house called Larklight…that just happens to be traveling through outer space. When a visitor called Mr. Webster arrives for a visit, it is far from an innocent social call.
In this novel, Newbery medalist Karen Cushman assembles a cast of unforgettable characters in a fascinating and pungent setting: the medical quarter of a medieval English village. To Blood and Bone Alley, home of leech, barber-surgeon, and apothecary, comes Matilda, raised by a priest to be pious and learned, and now destined to assist Red Peg the Bonesetter.
The secret passage to the house next door leads to a fascinating adventure.
Narnia. . .where the woods are thick and cool, where Talking Beasts are called to life. . .a new world where the adventure begins.
This summer we will be reading The Penderwicks written by Jeanne Birdsall. The dicussion will take place Tuesday evening, July 14th at 6:30 p.m. We hope you’ll find this a fun summer read!
The story takes place in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in the state of Massachusetts. It will be a summer vacation the four sisters will never forget.