The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

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...

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Reviews

  • Laura Shovan
    Perfect middle grade novel to read over the holidays. I fell in love with the 5 Vanderbeeker children and the cast of friends, neighbors, and pets that make up their community. The Biederman is a Scrooge-like Christmas villain and the children's efforts to butter him up are hilarious disasters. Fans...
  • Joanne O'Sullivan
    The sweetest, cutest story! I kept imagining this is what a Wes Anderson movie made specifically for kids would be like! The Vanderbeekers are a quintessentially New York eccentric family, with bright kids, each with their own unique character. When they face losing their home in a beloved Harlem br...
  • Linda Williams Jackson
    Have you ever had a book come along just when you needed it most? When I requested the ARC of Karina Yan Glaser’s The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, I had no idea that upon approval of the request, I would be in the midst of a very rough week and that this lovely book would be my refuge. My wee...
  • Emily
    This is a wonderful book that's positively overflowing with charm. The Vanderbeeker children are hilarious, and I fell instantly in love with each one of them and with the happy chaos of their household of 5 children, one dog, one cat and one bunny. I couldn't have loved them more! Karina Yan Glaser...
  • Kelly
    I loved the hell outta this book and the entire Vanderbeeker clan. ...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Remember those classic middle-grade novels that hit the world in that late 50's to early 70's period? Harriet the Spy, Beezus and Ramona, books like that? This quirky and interesting story reminded me a lot of those in a nostalgic sort of way, and it's nice to know that authors are still putting out...
  • Kate Olson
    The Vanderbeekers are guaranteed to steal the heart of every single reader who picks up this book, children and adults alike. This is THE feel-good and huggable middle grade novel of 2017. Thank you to the author for providing Kid Lit Exchange with a review copy of this title. Okay, so this is one...
  • Lisa Vegan
    A new book for my favorites shelf! Also I wrote it in and voted for it for Best Children’s Book and for Best Goodreads Debut Author book for the opening round of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards. I don’t know that it will move on to further rounds, given that so far not too many readers ha...
  • Ian
    When their grouchy landlord who lives in the top floor apartment decides to not renew their lease, the Vanderbeekers face not only having to leave their beloved Harlem Brownstone they might have to leave New York. The Vanderbeeker children set about convincing the Beiderman to let them stay.This boo...

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