The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish

The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish

Series: 2021 Favorites, 2021 favorites middle grade novels
ASIN: 0358256208
ISBN: 9780358256205


Karina Yan Glaser does it again! I think these Vanderbeekers just keep getting better, and this one (#5 in the series) is the best yet. Excellent for a whole family read-aloud.


It's summer on 141st Street, and the Vanderbeekers are looking forward to Papa's surprise fortieth birthday party.

But then Papa must leave town to help his best friend and the Vanderbeeker children are surprised to find their maternal grandparents on their doorstep. Grandma is very critical of everything they do. Meanwhile, they find themselves learning more about their papa's father than ever before, and wishing they could have known him a bit better. Can they learn more about the grandfather they lost and come to appreciate the grandparents they still have while making sure their papa has the best birthday ever?

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