Titel: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
Författare: Karina Yan Glaser
Förlag: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Betyg: 4 av 5
Bokens första mening:
In the middle of a quiet block on 141st Street, inside a brownstone made of deep red shale, the Vanderbeeker family gathered in the living room for a family meeting.
The Vanderbeekers’ home – humble red brownstone with a weathervane that spun on windy days – sat in the exact middle of the street. Among the many people who had visited it, there was quite a bit of debate about what it was like, but general agreement about what it was NOT: Calm, Tidy, Boring, Predictable.
It’s five days before christmas, and the Vanderbeeker children should be dreaming about sugar plums and presents. But when their curmudgeonly landlord mysteriously refuses to renew their lease, the five siblings must find a way to change his mind before New Year’s. All they have to do is show him how wonderful they are, right? But as every well-intentioned plan goes comically awry, their shenanigans only exasperate their landlord more. What the Vanderbeekers need now is a Christmas miracle.
Charmig, rolig & gripande!