The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish (Hardcover)

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I can not get over how much fun the Vanderbeeker family is! This is the fifth installment in a series about siblings working together, helping friends and neighbors, and exploring in New York City. Great for a family read aloud and something to love for all ages.

— Jordan


One hilarious Harlem family is on a mission to find the perfect way to celebrate their Papa's fortieth birthday while discovering more about their mysterious grandparents in this heartfelt romp and latest installment to the New York Times best-selling series, perfect for fans of the Penderwicks. 

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?


About the Author

Karina Glaser is the New York Times best-selling author of The Vanderbeekers series. A former teacher as well as employee of New York City's largest provider of transitional housing for the homeless, Karina is now a contributor to Book Riot. She lives in Harlem, New York City with her husband, two daughters, and assortment of rescued animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can't go anywhere without a book.
Twitter: @KarinaYanGlaser
Instagram: @KarinaIsReadingAndWriting

Product Details
ISBN: 9780358256205
ISBN-10: 0358256208
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: The Vanderbeekers

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