The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

By Karina Glaser

6 ratings 5 reviews 9 followers
Book 1 of 2 in the  The Vanderbeekers Series
The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home.  
A modern classic in the making reminiscent of the Penderwicks series, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is about the connections we make and the unexpected turns life can take.
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9781328499219
ISBN-10: 1328499219
Published on 9/4/2018
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 320

Book Reviews (8)

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The Vanderbeekers kids; the twins, Isa and Jessie both are 13 years old, Oliver, 10 years old, Hyacinth, 8 years old, and lastly but not at least, Laney who is 6 years old. They lived in the brownstone apartment for whole of their lives, and it's practically another member of the Vanderbeekers family. They have pets, Franz, a dog, George Washington, a cat, and Prangini, a bunny. All were well until their landlord, Mr. Beiderman refused to renew their lease after 6 years of living there for Vanderbeekers. Papa Vanderbeeker as revealed lived in Harlem for all of his childhood, which was actually hoping to have his children to live for whole of their childhood in the Harlem, too. Ever since when the news broke out that Mr. Beiderman refuses to renew their lease, the Vanderbeekers doing as much as they could to save their home. You'll meet people like, Mr. Van Hooten, Isa's violin teacher, Auntie Harrigan and Uncle Arthur, Miss Josie, Mr. Jeet, Angie, the Castlemans, Benny and his parents (Benny is 8th grader and Isa is in 7th grade), etc. In the ending, Benny finally asked Isa out for the dance and the Vanderbeekers also got invited into the Mr. Beiderman's apartment after those long years and the Vanderbeekers barely even know him until they found the truth in the newspapers and people. - Happy Reading!

This was a nice book, but not one of my favorites. There's a part in the book where the Vanderbeeker kids are invited into a grown man's home for the first time. This adult is someone they barely know, but they don't hesitate to go in at all, which is pretty dangerous in my opinion!

I saw this book at Ruby's book store in Folsom and I wanted to read it. It was SO GOOD!! I can't wait to read the next. I love the characters! Jessie or Laney are my top two favorite. I hope you choose to read this book!! I loved it.

This is a awesome book it touch real life issues and it is awesome and kid friendly idk what im typing anymore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I love this book! It is about a family that has to find a way to convince their landlord to renew their lease before christmas so the won't have to move.

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The Vanderbeekers on 141st street is definitely a awesome book. Carina Van Glaser did a very good job on this one. All of the kids are hilarious in their own special way. The book tells about a family who is trying to not move away from their Brownstone.Their landlord, who is not renewing their lease, lost his wife and daughter in a car accident, as they learn later on. The Vanderbeeker kids try to get him to like them by doing nice things for him. If you want to find out more, read the book!😁😁 If you ask me, this book is a great read aloud for the whole family.

this is the funnyest book ever! with a wonderful since of humor and a funny story line you will not be able to stop reading!

This heartwarming book was sa quick read and reminded readers what really matters in life