Thorndike Press

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

  • Karina Yan Glaser
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432849786
  • ISBN-13: 9781432849788
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 lbs ( .48 kgs)
  • 298 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2018



An Indie Next Pick
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Received 2 Starred Reviews

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It’s practically another member of the family. So when their 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.


Customer Reviews

“Glaser’s love for the Vanderbeekers shines through in her prose and stick drawings. Readers will look forward to future adventures. A highly recommended purchase for all middle grade collections.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“Few [families] in children’s literature are as engaging or amusing as the Vanderbeekers.”

— Booklist (starred)

“A heartwarming story about family and community that will appeal to readers who also enjoy an old-fashioned feel.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“. . . Uplifting. . . Readers who enjoy a cheery story that’s simultaneously old-fashioned and of the moment in its sensibility will enjoy this introduction to the Vanderbeekers and look forward to their future adventures.”

— Publishers Weekly