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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street: 09/01/19

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser is the first of a middle grade series about a large family renting two floors of a brownstone somewhere on 141st street (probably West 141st street) in New York. The owner of the building is a grumpy shut in named Mr. Beiderman.

Now they are facing eviction just before Christmas and the children want to do anything they can to convince Mr. Beiderman to let them stay. Their landlord is such a grouch that it looks like an impossible task.

On emotional impact, this book is similar to The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall, and The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby (minus the steampunk aspects).

The next book is The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden (2018).

Five stars

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